I wanted to thank everyone that responded in the comments and in private messages regarding the structure of the module content. I've incorporated the feedback into the template and I hope this will prove to be a solid way of presenting the material going forward.
One backer suggested a short video at the start of each module explaining verbally what the module will cover, and I really like that idea. I am going to try to do this, however at the present time, I don't have any video editing software to speak of. Also, I'm not sure where my talents lie in that regard, and I'm sure that Cynthia, who shot my project video, has far better things to do (ie: working for a living) than helping me every time I write up another bunch of content. I understand entirely that different people find technical information easier to comprehend in different ways: some want video, some want the written word, some want a combination of both, some want an instructor right in front of them to ask questions of in real time, so video production will be one of the areas Rheingold Heavy will invest in once I've covered the fabrication of everyone's circuit boards and stickers and schematics.
Speaking of content, I've written a follow up to the first module on the shift register, using an oscilloscope and some Excel graphic artistry to illustrate what's going on when you press the buttons and how the data in the shift register is moving around. You can find that new posting here:
As always, feel free to reach out to me at any time!