@John Dont forget, the site is a platform. It needs to have a community around it. Out of the commitments only ~50% will actually turn up, out of which less than ~10% will be active on the site. So, the community building is just starting :)
I have an arduino with a surface mounted (SMD) microcontroller:
I know how to use a DIP arduino as a programmer for a DIP ATmega328. It's easy --you just pop your microcontroller in the holder.
However, with a surface-mount Arduino, there's no obvious. Desoldering the microcontroller is one w...
Hm. The link you just placed in the new room may be sufficient. That way, we can have this be the room for all the "defining" stages of the site, and then the other room for once the site takes off. If we ever need to access this room in the future, we just look at the first couple messages in the new room.