While I'm waiting for some parts to arrive, I decided to build the amplifier board that was supplied with the parts kit.  Here's what came in the kit:

 

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Step 1 of the build was to install the resistor:

 

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Step 2 was to install the diode:

 

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Step 3 was to install the slider switch:

 

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Step 4 was to install the ceramic capacitors:

 

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Step 5 was to install the speaker and power connectors:

 

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Step 6 was to install the audio connector:

 

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Step 7 was to install the 100uF electrolytic cap:

 

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Step 8 was to install the LED:

 

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Step 9 was to install the integrated circuit:

 

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Step 10 was to install the 1000uF electrolytic caps:

 

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Step 11 was to install the potentiometer:

 

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Here's the finished board:

 

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And here's the tools that I used to build the board:

 

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Thanks to Element 14 for the chance to participate in this build-a-long!