SMD March – Arduino Internet of things kitbuilding

There’s a lot of work that goes into putting workshops on at vhs.  In the photo below you can see some of the parts for the SMD March Internet of things board laid out ready for packing.  Many SMD components have no identifying markers – once they leave their supplier packaging it is tough to identify them.  Here they’re all colour coded, cut into strips and then bagged.  Each kit comes with a colour coded photo that helps you match the components to the PCB.  I’m assembling 20 kits to start with, these are almost all sold but I will buy more as needed – you can find out more at

You can also see tweets from my test board at – I’m hoping we can add these boards to stuff like the laser cutter and furnace, this will let them tweet when they’re in use!  The random number on the end is there to avoid tweets being marked as duplicates.

See you next month perhaps?

SMD March Kit building