Physically: The board is nicely designed. One major flaw is the quality of the green screw jumpers that are really fragile. After a couple of screw/unscrew they already start to let go.
Documentation: Overall it is good. Level of English is OK, I would rewrite some sentences to be clearer but that's just my opinion. The part about the configuration pad (P1/P2/P3) is really confusing (at least, to me) and could lead to damaging the board.
Communication with the seller: We all hate newbie questions... I get that. Yet, I think, as a seller, you need to get over that and be patient with potential buyers. Although the few questions I asked were answered by the seller I had a clear feeling that I was being a pest to him just by trying to enquire about the board and the shipping. I guess dealing with all customers' questions must be tiring after a while...
Shipping: I chose the standard shipping option. I did not expect it to take 4 and a half weeks to get here in France. I ordered from Bosnia, Slovenia, Poland, and Russia before via economic post and it took maximum of 18 days. That is not the seller's fault. Yet, "There was an option for Standard shipping and DHL Express too but you picked up this one." and "Also, we usually mark orders as shipped although we take it to a post once or twice a week." were NOT the answers I expected from the buyer when I politely and calmly enquired about the parcel...
Sorry for writing a somewhat mixed review but I tried to be as fair and impartial as possible.
Thank you for the long review. Though it sound to me more like 4 but it got 3 : )
Anyway, i'm very sorry for the shipping, It's pretty unpredictable. Few days ago i had shipping to USA which took only 7 days. Europe is pretty quick lately. But sometimes, especially around big year sales, it takes that month.
Anyway, lesson for me. I don't think i deserved 3* in this case, but again, i did the best i could in this situation.
Works good with different cards. Hope there will be a template for time per user to make the system perfekt. With wiegand reader only 4 pin is used (green white red black) I have now 3 reader online and it works.
Now I have purchased a lot of products in my day, this is the best purchase of the year If you need a small single door access control system, then this is for you the firmware is great A+++++++ but the hardware is even greater. A++++++++++++++ thanks again for this product
One can see a lot of thought went into making this, like accommodating 12V voltage that you can tap into the Wiegand Reader instead of separate power source for ESP chip. Highly recommended for modernizing ancient Wiegand readers to modern WiFi, MQTT enabled with lot of opportunities.
I've just received the board in the mail and haven't had a chance to get it fired up, but looking forward to doing so. The boards arrived quickly - especially considering it was an international shipment.
The seller offered ahead of time to burn on some firmware that should enable me to get up and going very quickly, so that is much appreciated! 5 stars for that. Build quality looks good, and it looks like the design of the board was done with reasonable care.
I took off one star for documentation, since none was included with the boards, although there is detail online. A packing slip with some basics, like the URL for additional references, would be ideal. By the time the boards arrived, I had to Google for the Tindie page to find the details. The URL silkscreened on the board just links to a page with some basic info, but nothing about the board itself.
I really like the idea of using common industry RFID readers as IoT devices, as it lets you integrate door control into a larger universe of logical IT endpoints. Glad to see someone pursuing this as well!