I have the kit assembled as per the instructions, and on initial inspection it appears to be working.
The one thing that I have not isntalled is the battery. I have a long list of excuses for this, but the truth be told I was just begin impatient and did not have one of this size.
My question is, is the battery really needed? If power is lost then what data is actually lost along with it?
If it is not important then I am toying with the idea of leaving it out.