This was my first DIY module. Managed to figure it out and it worked first try. I have to admit that I did get a bit confused making it though as there were no instructions, which would have been nice to have. But I did figure it out so it can't have been that difficult.
Response from Tymkrs (The Toymakers) | March 4, 2021
Thanks for your review and glad it worked well for you! We've changed these to all be pre-assembled so hopefully that alleviates the lack of instruction!
Product does exactly what it says. This is a great tool for interfacing with the receiving end of a MIDI signal. Fits nicely into a breadboard and is easy to integrate with other circuits, or probe with a scope. Took a while to get to shipping (I think it was the last in stock and was hard to find or something. Didn't feel like normal turnaround time + I don't think it was their fault), but once it got in the mail it arrived pretty quick. They threw in their LED VU meter kit along with this one, maybe as consolation for delayed shipment, or just a fluke. Either way, it was appreciated. Both kits were well constructed and did their jobs. Documentation on their site is extremely thorough, though I would have liked to see a link directly to it on the Tindie product page. Would recommend and would buy again.
I love the Heart Me! It's highly functional, works exactly as described. It looks great on clothes or a backpack. Not too bright, which is good considering the number of LEDs on the board. It doesn't have an on/off switch per se, so I use a small bit of plastic or paper between the battery and the holder when not in use.
Seller was very fast to send the item and provided a tracking number. I couldn't be happier. :)
Simple but convenient kit. Was just going to buy all of these parts separately but then found this kit. Documentation is only on their website, and is ok. Using for reading raw MIDI data. Check out Bent-Tronics.com to see this product in use (soon).
Response from Tymkrs (The Toymakers) | July 4, 2016
Thanks Jesse - glad it's working for you! Looking forward to your project and feel free to let us know what additional information you would have liked to see in the documentation.
This amp works great on small 8 ohm speakers. It was easy to put together thanks to the YouTube video. It would be nice to have a PDF diagram too.
Response from Tymkrs (The Toymakers) | April 24, 2016
Thanks Doug! Glad it worked well for you! Feel free to check out the datasheet located on http://tymkrs.com/products.html or specifically http://tymkrs.com/datasheets/amplify-me.pdf for the PDF datasheet :)
I was looking for a blinking led kit to use for my R.O.B. the Robot cosplay (remember that old Nintendo accessory), and I came across this. Between the simplicity & modest price, I was interested & got it. Now, it's been a very, very long time since I did any sort of soldering project, so I had my concerns, but like I said earlier, the simplicity of this project, not to mention the build video, was a great help.
At the end of it all, I have a bright enough blinking led that is sure to make my R.O.B. really pop, and I'll be sure to buy more from these people in the future.
Response from Tymkrs (The Toymakers) | Jan. 22, 2016
Thanks so much for your kind review! Let us know if we can help you with any customized project as well!
For someone who had never wielded a soldering iron before, this kit was a great starter - managed to assemble a working circuit with no foul language. Kit is now stuffed into a cigar box and sounds sweet.
Response from Tymkrs (The Toymakers) | June 8, 2015
Rockin! Glad you were able to make a cigar box amplifier!!
I like the project so well I am buying a second one and modifying it ti better suit my needs. The red LEDs detracted from the effect I wanted and I am going to try amber and white mixed with higher output LEDs. I placed the module in the bottom of a new Kerosene lamp after removing the wick. The LEDs are in the slot where the wick would be. I used tissue paper to diffuse the light. I want to change to 3 AA batteries so they can be charged by a nano-hydro waterwheel (http://tigermountainsprings.net/) on one of our creeks. I may add a light sensor so it is only on at night. I will also add some 1 Watt LEDs separate from the module that will activate on movement.