I just finished my ice tube clock, and have to agree, this is a wonderful kit. I really love the design of the case. The touches like the button functions, readable from the front and back show some amazing attention to detail and usability. As usual, the instructions were above and beyond helpful and detailed. I did have a little challenge getting a couple of the capacitors in their place due to the assembly order and my big clumsy hands, but I'm a rank amateur at electronics assembly. That's what I love about adafruit kits, they're designed so even a beginner like me can successfully build them!
Looking forward to future projects!
I made a couple notes when building, figured I'd share them...
Installation of C4 might be confusing to some, since it's a different capacitor from C2 installed just before. C2 specifies the capacitor spec, C4 doesn't. Since there are two 47uF capacitors in the kit, someone might think they're the same value if they're not validating with the parts list, or didn't read the directions through like they should have
C1/C3 were kinda difficult for my big hands to get on the board after installing C2/C4. If C1/C3 were first, it'd have been a cinch. C1 was tricky even with needle nose pliers.
The inductor instruction doesn't have the corresponding part identifier (L1). Since it's installed in the same steps as the large capacitor, someone might get confused.