I have started building my GERT board. Unfortunatly I dropped a tiny 100 nF SMD capacitor on the floor and couldn't find it, and I damaged another one. I have re-ordered the parts from farnell, but I have had to put in order worth £20 to get another two capacitors costing 1.4p; fortunately there were a few extra things I needed. However I think it would be a good idea to supply a few spare components in with the GERT kit in case of mishaps as these smd components only cost 0.7p each. I have managed to solder the rest of the SMD componets without incident, although it was quite tricky especially the 1 mm long resistors.
SMD components are supposed to be solder onto boards by robots, wouldn't small 1% carbon film resistors have been a bit easier to solder on the board ?
The instruction book should state do not attempt soldering SMD components after a night on the ale!