However, we wanted to get your attention because this is a challenging project. It is really important to follow a couple of rules:
- Have some Arduino/crafting/hacking experience before this project - this is a great project for someone who is comfortable with wiring, soldering, heat shrink, image conversion, etc. It's not a good first project, there's a lot of expensive components that need careful handywork
- Read through the entire guide first to get a feel for the parts, tools and skills required. Be realistic: decide if this is really for you. We don’t offer every component needed, and some steps require your own ingenuity to complete. Young makers should read through with a parent to help decide.
- If you do choose to tackle this, work in the proscribed order, testing subassemblies at each step. Do not proceed until each test is confirmed working. If you skip a step, or assume "it'll just work later", troubleshooting is then incredibly difficult — you’ll probably have to tear it back down to testable subassemblies anyway. That’s no fun. So get everything working step-by-step first!