Total Components: 500
Heat Sensitive: Transistors, ICs
Polarity: Electrolytic Caps, Tantalum Caps, Diodes, Transistors, ICs
Originally difficulty rating was just going to be an estimate of how hard it would be to construct each section, however, with a little bit of math and common sense, we can probably come up with a better number.
There would be some kind of relationship to the total number of components, number of heat sensitive components, and number of components with polarity. We are going to try this one out, to see if it works and makes sense. If you have any other suggetions, please post them!
For now the difficulty is defined as:
(C/T + H/C + P/C) * 10
Where C is the components in the section, T is the total number of components, H is the number of heat sensitive components, and P is the number of components with polarity.
The problem with this math is that it gives the VCO a difficulty of 6, and the envelope a difficulty of 6. This is dumb, because the VCO has penty more components then the envelope