The work on assembling the eMaker Huxley 3D printer has been slowed down by other commitments, but now things are moving again. After some five hours of soldering (over several nights) the electronics are fully assembled.
When buying the kit, I opted for the kit with the surface mounted FTDI circuit pre-soldered. Given my soldering experience, that was the right choice. As I understand it, the new offering from RepRapPro (the result from merging eMaker and the existing RepRap company) includes a complete pre-solderred set of electronics.
Now, all that is left is wiring it all up and do the first function tests, but it will have to wait until after Christmas.