Can I just say that you need to be pretty good with a soldering iron to solder the surface mount chips on the board, So I started off with soldering just the surface mount resistors first, its a good idea to use a good soldering iron tip and flux.
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Next I solder on the main chips (74373 and 18f4550) and the on and off switch, note this can also be pretty tricky, I recommend a small soldering iron tip with very little solder on the tip of the soldering iron.
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Then next I solder on the pin headers for the LED matrix, 8pin dil, power led, transitor and our 5volt regulator.
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Thats taken care of most of the tricky parts, next we solder on the buttons, 9volt battery lead and the buzzer.
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And to finish it off we then need to solder the LCD display to the board with the header pins and then fix the LED matrix.
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