Too much time and not enough money but to be frank, it's not all fun like that.
Don't get hurt, don't get sick, don't get old. I'm now into part 3 of that leaky-bucket list.
I LIKE a fair number of surface mount parts but only have an occasional observation into what it takes to mount them. My hands shake enough that plain soldering is a challenge, forget fine work so I don't even try SMT and have to look for what boards I can get. It's fun finding them when the price is right but it would be a lot more fun to make my own!
Knowing this, liking the Make, I saw what MIGHT be a good thing that could help someone do what I can't. And maybe some day I'll be all happy at some product made.
But at $135 for a toaster controller I can also see that some Makers just use their toaster/frying pan and their Mark I eyeballs and tend to get it right even on small production runs. Other made for reflow ovens I see run $180 and up may be more worth the monet but I don't know.
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