How comfortable are you with surface mount parts? Would you build a kit that included some or all surface mount components?

Seeed Studio will stock our next few projects as both a kit and assembled hardware.

Some kits will include all SMD parts in 0805, SSOP, and other small packages, like the Bus Pirate and #twatch. Others will use a mix of parts like the PCB shown above, it uses a large SIOC-sized surface mount IC and through-hole resistors.

Even if you don’t like the idea of an SMD kit, would you be willing to solder some larger SMD parts if the resistors and capacitors were a comfortable through-hole size?

Thanks for your feedback!