when I ordered my pokitto I offered it assembled because I was afraid of messing it up and totally destroying it, and today I finished assembling a Vic 20 and a C64 that were not functional into working raspberry pi machines, and pokitto got me interested in arduino as well and I have made several christmas tree stars using them, and even daytime running lights for a bicycle. all things I would have never considered a few years ago.
I am so happy to hear all that. That was the point of Pokitto all along.
I have also heard from several people that they bought a soldering iron and learned to use it… in order to fix their Pokitto
But hey! All is well that ends well!