This board is well designed, the instructions are great and it arrived quickly. What I would really like to see in a MIDI Breakout Board is less of the "me too" sameness that so many of these have, and a little more of the "designed better" that this market really needs. I think this is a reasonable request and this designer could easily accomplish it. First it needs to have a buffered output. This is the way the official MIDI spec was written and I won't buy a MIDI Breakout Board again that doesn't have it. By the way, this is the third such board I have investigated. Second, it would not be hard to add optional MIDI activity LEDs. By adding a one 7414 and some high efficiency LEDs both tasks could be accomplished. I hope this designed takes my recommendations to heart. On the other hand, if you just want a minimal board, this will do the trick.
Excellent product. Passes all the tests for randomness and reasonably fast data rate. Good enough for my needs anyway. Documentation a little thin though other users have been kind enough to document their experience on the web.
Brett, I'm sorry your device fell out of the bubble wrap. We have never had this complaint before so I didn't know it was an issue. We will look into this and experiment with better packaging techniques.
Device was easy enough to set up once I compiled the correct kernel module to drive the device. The udev rule provided on the website works perfectly. Setting up the Rngd daemon to fetch randomness from the device was also simple. The quality of randomness derived from this device is high and mixed with several other sources it provides my /dev/random pool with extremely high-quality randomness. I use this device in a KVM host to provide randomness to several guest domains and it keeps them all happily stocked with entropy even under load.