Link to my site with the code and more information regarding the "kit": http://tinyurl.com/2fksv8h
Step 1: Prepare Your Tools and Your Parts
See image notes
Step 2: Place Your Board in a Vise or Something Similar to Hold It
Step 3: Place the Buzzer
NOTE: on this particular proto run i didn't have the right spacing on the buzzer holes, so the buzzer doesn't sit flush on the board, you will want to make yours flush(as the holes have since been fixed)
I recommend flaring the leads out to help hold the part in place for soldering, as seen in the second photo
Now Solder the pins and then clip the leads
Step 4: Place the Contrast Pot
Again, the orientation doesn't mater with this part, and just solder and clip the leads
NEW: in the latest revision i also added a spot that you can your own pot to control the brightness, the pot isn't included and by default is "jumpered" so its set to full brightness, but you can cut this jumper and soldering in a pot(10K or similar) Pictures coming Soon
Step 5: Place the 2 Push Butons
Next place the 2 Push Button "Tact-Switchs", the can only fit in easily 2 ways, make sure the leads are on the sides as shown, and the switchs should "snap" in to hold them. But you shouldn't have to bend the leads to fit them in the hole, it should line up easily.
Solder the pins(4 on each button) and you can trim these leads if you want, i like all my leads short, so i did
Step 6: Placing the Header for the LCD
Please note, i used the locking header foot print from Sparkfun here. so the header takes a little bit of force to get in, but afterwords it stays on its own for soldering.
Step 7: Placing in the 10K Pull-up Resistor
Step 8: Placing the TMP36 Temperature Sensor
The TMP36 will look like a standard Transistor. You will need to bend the middle pin offset to the other pins in order for it to fit on this board.
UPDATE: on my latest revision the pins are in a straight line, and the outside pins will need bent a bit out, but the middle pin will stay straight. Pics coming soon
Step 9: Soldering the Headers On
The headers will come in a big strip and will need cut to size, I recommended placing it in your Arduino Board and the Clipping to the right size/length, and leaving them in the Arduino to make alignment easier
Step 10: Finishing Up
If your like me you can also clean the flux residue of with Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, or some flux remover(available at most electronics shops)