Each kit comes standard with green LEDs, but any LEDs can be used by adjusting the values of the resistors. The board accepts 6 to 12V DC power, and each board draws a maximum of approximately 0.25 amps.
This kit is great for soldering beginners. To learn the basics of soldering check out this great guide by noahw. Also, here's a good video tutorial from the MAKE blog. Bre has a cool video about this on the MAKE blog.
Currently, this guide details basic construction. An explanation for connecting multiple boards will be up soon, too!
Step 1: What you get and what you need.
You may want to check out Dropout Design's own documentation, and print it out. They have a nifty placement diagram as well as a schematic.
What you get:
What tools you need:
Rosin core, 60/40 solder
Soldering Iron hopefully with a pencil-like tip
A vice to hold up the PCB
(You can get all this stuff really cheap at http://www.all-spec.com/ or http://www.allelectronics.com/)
What components you need:
6V-12V power supply
Wire to connect power supply to board
(An easy way is to get a 9V battery with a clip, as pictured)