Tested 4 of these out tonight with https://www.tindie.com/products/tonyp7/170v-high-voltage-nixie-power-supply/ and they're all working like a charm. The documentation and code samples are great and make it very quick to understand and set up. Thank you!
I love it for my cube at work. I have it set to lock my computer. What I really love about it is that its subtle. Instead of franticly locking your machine when someone enters your cube instead your machine just locks itself which no one appears to really notice since your hands did not appear to do anything. If I have any negative to say it's that its a lot of exposed circuitry. I'm afraid static electricity will break it.
The device is awesome, hats off to you for creating this. I have a micromanager boss who comes into my office a lot and sometimes I have nothing to do, because I have finished my work and I want to relax. This saves my ass, the only drawback I will put on this is if you added documentation inside the packaging it would go more smoother.
As a product it's a fun little thing. As a FOSS reference project, it is outstanding.
As a hobbyist in electronics I found the schematics and plans to be really educational and well presented, in a GitHub repository. I bought the physical asset to reward the seller for their contribution.
Overall, very happy. 4 stars product and shipping because there was an issue with the shipping, which the seller corrected quickly, and because as a Linux user the product is a bit tricky to use effectively without hacking about in my settings (the linux way) and trying to find a way to make it do something useful.
I have a smart home system based on the Insteon platform. I saw this product and thought I could use it with an iolinc sensor gateway to detect if my electric vehicle is parked in the garage - and then operate a cooling fan to make sure heat from charging is expelled. At first, I had some issues with range, but after contacting Mr. DekuNukem, he made a custom build of the firmware which increased the range and added a few checks to prevent false triggers.
The product arrived very quickly, in a well packaged envelope.
Mr. DekuNukem has gone far above and beyond for supporting this project and my unintended use. I had extremely rapid response times to my queries.
This is a great DIY sensor for smart home applications and other hobbies.
I am amazed with the quality of this "little" gadget. I bought many things from Tindie but this one is by far the most advanced and well designed product. Also the Seller was very professional and I felt he really care about his product and also about the customers , something which is very rare these days.
I will use this with a script to ring a bell when someone approaches my man cave from the attic .... I have many "unwanted" visitors all the time :)) Thank you for everything ...
Works as advertised. Easily connected to AutoHotKey to perform any action - we wanted a Bluetooth speaker to start playing a specific sound when someone walks down a corridor, and the product works perfectly.
Allen has been extremely helpful in email communication when I had issues and fried 3 boards. He has put together an excellent project on GitHub that outlines all that there needs to know in getting this board up and running to build your own Nixie tube clock! The board is super easy to put together with a soldering iron and can be up and running once you figure out how to use SPI with any microcontroller of your choice. I will be looking to get more in the future to build another clock.