I received my clock kit in the mail I am glad it was mailed in a Priority mailing box and I was happy to see all the parts where in a Anti static bag . However I was not too Happy the The Tubes were Not covered with ANY protection at all that just tumble around inside the bag while being shipped . And the IC chips Were the same way NO Protection for them either And I received them with Bent up Pins ,Luckily I was able to straighten the pins out enough to install the IC's . And Luckily the tubes were not cracked ... I would hope to see better packing in the future . As someone's luck might just run out and receive broken components in the order . I was going to purchase another Clock kit But I'm not sure I want to take that chance .... Not for the good stuff The clock is Small but it is Interesting to build I had no troubles following the Instructions And after several days of looking at it I am enjoying the features of the clock kit .... It is a good Kit to buy and build ....
I always wanted to build a numitron clock and this kit fit the bill instructions were relatively clear. The only improvement I would suggest is propere packaging. My kit was pretty beat up, just shipped in a photograph mailer. My fear was the glass tubes could have been damaged. Fortunately they arrived intact. Very nice looking project that sits in my collection of vfd and nixie tube clocks.
I purchased this clock for my husband for Christmas. He is into "techy" things and this seemed right up his alley. The product I received was exactly as advertised. I even requested that the assembly be done before shipping (I have no idea how to use a soldering iron!) and this was done for no extra charge. The only downside was that the packaging suffered some damage in the mail and part of the clock was sticking out of the mailing envelope when it arrived at my house. There was no damage to the clock so everything was good. I will definitely look to this seller again for future gifts.