PA5CALIO@aol.com asked: 1) How difficult are these things to put together. I plan on building some effects and a modular synthesizer from paia. I have very little experience. Will this be impossible for me? If you can play an instrument you have the manual dexterity to do this. I suspect the most complex aspects have to do with [a] learning to use a 12v soldering iron/pencil, and [b] if you surpass the instructions and try to read the schematics. Either way PAIA's a great way to not only learn how to do the above, but learn a bit more about how all this great stuff works. 2) Are there places where I can get these kits for cheaper than paia? I don't think so. Craig Anderton's designs are quiet for the money. Their cases have gotten better over the past 20 years too. Stephen Goodman http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery_Front.html - Cartoons & Illustrations http://www.earthlight.net/Studios * The free Loop of the Week! http://www.live365.com/stations/218194 * EarthLight Online / Live!