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11.  THE LAST THING YOU HAVE TO DO BEFORE SOLDERING TOGETHER THE PARTS IS TO REMOVE THE INK FROM THE CIRCUIT BOARD.  I LIKE TO USE THE PRODUCT CALLED "GOOF OFF".  THIS INSTANTLY REMOVES THE INK LEAVING THE NICE BRIGHT COPPER TRACES.  AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PICTURE BELOW, IT EVEN REMOVES THE PAINT FROM THE CAN LABEL.

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12.  I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO HOW TO SOLDER, OR THE ORDER TO PUT EVERYTHING ON THE BOARD.  DAVID DID A GREAT JOB ON HIS SITE ON HOW TO DO ALL OF THAT.  THE RULE OF ORDER JUST GOES AS FOLLOWS:  PUT THE LOWEST PROFILE COMPONENTS ON THE BOARD FIRST.  THAT WAY WHEN YOU HAVE THE BOARD UPSIDE-DOWN TO SOLDER, THE PARTS STAY TIGHT TO THE BOARD .  A FEW NOTEWORTHY THINGS I DID DURING ASSEMBLY ARE:  I PUT THE OSCILLATOR INTO A SOCKET ON THE BOARD,  JUST A REGULAR DIP SOCKET HOLDS AN OSCILLATOR JUST FINE.  CUT OFF ANY UNUSED PINS (YOU ONLY NEED THE 4).  AFTER READING THAT SOME PEOPLE HAD PROBLEMS WITH CERTAIN BRANDS OF OSCILLATORS, IT SEEMED LIKE A SAFE BET.   I USED REGULAR PHONE JACKS FOR THE CONNECTION POINTS FOR THE AZIMUTH AND ALTITUDE PORTS.  IF YOU WISH TO DO THE SAME, MAKE SURE THEY ARE THE 4 WIRE, NOT THE 2 WIRE (THE NEXT ONES I BUILD WILL HAVE A SINGLE "CAT-5" CONNECTOR AS TO BE COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER BOXES LIKE NGC AND ARGO NAVIS).  A DC POWER PLUG (2.5 MM) AND POWER SWITCH WAS ADDED TOO.  THE POWER SWITCH WILL ALSO BE MY RESET, IF IT IS EVER NEEDED.  I FOUND A COOL CASE WITH A CLEAR TOP AT JAMECO.  THE RED LED LAMP LIGHTS IT UP NICELY.   I USED AN OLD SOLDERING IRON TO MAKE THE HOLES IN THE CASE, THEN CLEANED THEM UP WITH A XACTO KNIFE.  I USED LARGE, LAMINATED LABELS FROM MY BROTHER LABEL MAKER, EASY TO SEE IN THE DARK.  A PIECE OF VELCRO ON THE BACK TO MOUNT TO THE SCOPE, AND IT'S A WRAP.

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