Having the proper equipment before attempting to assemble the HobbyCNC stepper motor driver printed circuit board (PCB) is strongly recommended. At a minimum you will need:
- Soldering Iron
- Diagonal Cutters
- Solder Sucker / Solder Wick
- Wire strippers
- Volt meter
- Small needle-nose pliers
- Something to hold the board (nice, but not necessary)
HobbyCNC boards are designed with through-hole parts and easy-to-follow instructions to make assembly easy.
The Adafruit site has an excellent article and tutorial that is highly recommended for any newbies.