I love this clock, and everything in the description is 100% accurate. I have suggested to the developer that he develop similar clocks for all the planets in the solar system, and perhaps one giant clock that contains all of them!
My only very small criticism, is that I wish it had battery backup. Every time the power goes out, you have to completely redo all of the settings which is no big deal, but it is a bit of an annoyance.
Love the product and the useful documentation. I also appreciate how the owners took good care of shipping the item in the best protection possible. Waiting for my other order, this time the 4-bit machine, to arrive!
I just got mine and it works wonderfully. I agree with a prior review that the back of the board could use the instruction set printed on it or on a small card included with the trainer to make it more useful. Very well done!
I love having these little 8 bit machines to play with. Might I make a suggestion, however... since the back is completely open, why not add a silkscreen with the instruction set and maybe even some sample apps on it. Love it!!! Keep it up!
I ran across this and was immediately drawn to it. I have been interested in Astronomy since High School. I thought it was pretty unique. First it is a regular digital clock, but it gives you something that no other clock does. It indicates the current Constellation that Mars is in. It also give you an approximate distant to Mars in millions of km. It comes fully assembled and the web site gives you setup instructions. All you need to do is add the power source via a micro USB plug. It will be interesting to watch as we get to a close approach of 62 million km in Oct 2020.
The watch is very well build, does what it is supposed to do and the setting procedure is easy and smart. You must read the instructions to set it but it is very smart as you have only one button. What I don't like is the velco as it is to hard on my wrist. I will find another wristband and then everything is perfect. The battery seems to last very long without being recharged.
I owned a RadioShack Microcomputer Trainer when I was a kid. I liked it so much that I wanted to build another one. So I used the schematic from the manual to find parts and build my own. Unfortunately, I could never find a replacement TMS1100 IC that would work. Fast forward to my first Arduino, I'm thinking "I wonder if I could make this thing emulate that TMS1100 IC" but I never got around to it. Then one day I see this thing on Tindie and my mind bursts for joy. Not only is it really well built, the learning material is really well done as well.
The only thing that I would ask to make this better: the source code that runs the thing and some info on how to hack/modify it.