Been watching Kevin’s videos on YouTube for a while. Grabbed a couple of the trig boards when they became available. Very nice. First one is installed in my mailbox. Second one is waiting for a fun project idea. If you know anything about Arduino, between the videos and the wiki for info, you can’t go wrong with the trig board.
I moved to trigboard Ver 7 to use PushSafer rather than the version 4 Pushbullet notifications. PushSafer is German internet based service to push notifications. I find it fast and reliable. From the mailbox to actual use with the preconfigured trigboard load took 15 minutes or less. As for user configuration the version 7 trigboard is much improved over version 4.
Works as advertised. Was able to follow the documentation to modify the built-in code to send an HTTPS web request to a Raspberry Pi on my local network instead of the default Push Safer. Who wants to rely on external services anyway?! Hardest part was crimping a JST connector to a magnetic door sensor to connect to the Trigboard.
I bought two of these to test a monitoring situation I have and now wonder how I'd do this otherwise. It's very clear to me now that will a full charge on a 1000 mAh battery there is no telling how long it'll run before a battery swap will be required. So far they voltage level has not budged after two weeks of use. And I just bought two more. One to let me know when my mail comes and the other on stand by because there will be something else I'll want to track!
Great board, designed up run an ESP8266 on a battery, for long periods of time. Excellent implementation. All hardware and firmware available for custom tuning for your application needs. My only wish, is the designer should start selling his Excellent LTC2945 board on Tindie. Thanks !!!!
The trigBoard is an impressively engineered low power device for your home automation, or IoT projects. I had the board up and running in just a few minutes! I chose a tilt switch to activate the “trigger” and followed the well documented instructions. It was awesome when I received my first push notification on my phone! The documentation, and support is impressive, and the seller responded to a quick question right away. I would recommend this product to any skill level from beginner to engineer.
This was my first time to set up such a device. The videos and documentation was more for the person who knows the development environment for Arduino type devices. Since I don't know this environment, explaining the buzz words or replacing them with easier to understand language would help. As a retired electrical engineer, I could follow the author's design well for the circuits. What I am less experienced with is the software and APPs. BTW, the PushBullet APP is run by greedy developers.
This little board is amazing. I'm using it in a solar tracking project where I want to send data back to the mothership when an event trips. When not collecting or sending data, I want the project to use very little power and this board lets me do that really easily. I can see that a lot of attention went into the design and the documentation is first class -- really well done and easy to get things up and running. I contacted the developer and he got back to me ASAP. Big Kudos!