I destroyed 1 ring of LEDs by overheating the solder pad and ripping it off. I have one extra to replace it but it will have to wait as I left it at the office.
I have not done any quality testing on the connections yet so I won't be applying power unit early next week.
I plan on continuing to print and paint while I experiment with the code driving the LEDs. With any luck I may be done in about six to eight weeks!