Don't drink coffee before you attempt the camera. Take your time and READ the web pages multiple times before you start. Also, don't do as I did and experiment on the first cam. You will do great I am sure. We are looking for the first pics soon (mine were of cats in the backyard to start with.) GOOD LUCk! You will be happy with the results.
My advice: practice your soldering technique a little bit before tackling that Owl PF circuit board. I'm a mechanical engineer, not electrical, so I tend to be a little fat fingered with the soldering iron. I actually ended up having to repair one of the little gold conductors in the circuit board on my brand new $50 Owl PF. YUCK! It does work now, though.
Enjoy - I've got 2 cameras built and working great and my total investment is probably about $150. The only problem I am having is impatience - one hour film developing is TOO SLOW!!
I agree with the take your time and impatience.
start with rolls of 12 film. You will feel better getting 3 picts developed out of 12 instead of 3 out of 24.
Someone on this site said they always take first pict on setup of them walking through. This was fantastic advise gives great perspective on setup when you are at developing store.