NYC Train Sign

Bringing transit data above ground

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NYC Train Sign is created using Raspberry Pi, a LED matrix, and a locally 3D printed base. Using our own API, we host official MTA data to provide up to the minute train times.

Reviews

  • Joe MainwaringFull-stack product developer
    Pros: 

    NONE.

    Cons: 

    They took my money and ran

    The company marketed their product as something that was in stock, but then after a month with no updates, sends out an email stating that it will be 6+ months until they can deliver the product. Since then - their website has vanished and an angry mob has amassed on their Facebook page.

    I would avoid these makers in the future - this is not how you operate a business.

    Joe Mainwaring has never used this product.
  • James RobinsonEntrepreneur & product designer
    Pros: 

    Looked cool

    Cons: 

    Appears to have been a scam

    They took everybody's money, then didn't deliver the product, then encouraged people to dispute the charge with their credit card company and then when some did, they disputed that dispute so people were still charged. Unfortunately, it was fraud.

    James Robinson has never used this product.

Discussion

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Comic-CONnor@connorgutman · Expert procrastinator and full-stack dev
Product looks great! Do you have API access for the trains with live data, such as the L train? Also any plans to make the API public? Submitted a request to the MTA Google group like a month ago with no luck. 😬
Rohail AltafMaker@rohail_altaf · CTO, NYC Train Sign
@connorgutman we are currently working on making the API public!
Joshua Pinter@joshuapinter · Product at CNTRAL. Maker of ntwrk.
Wait, it only shows NYC Train information. Tell me we can chose what to display on there, like our upcoming Release Deadlines or Calendar Events...
Kristofer™Hunter@kristofertm · #7 Product Hunter. E-Skateboard fanatic
@joshuapinter it allows for other things to be displayed. Shows bitcoin price on an example
James Welch@jwelch · CEO @ innovationcompany.co.uk
excellent idea. love the concept. digging deeper into the site gives lots more ideas such as soccer scores etc.
Willie Morris@morewillie · Formerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox
Dig the idea, but super pricey for an LED matrix in in a wooden case.
Iz@elbahnasy · Founder Gathercustomers.com
Was looking for NYC Train Sign of PH before attempting to hunt it, Really love the idea and how it can extend further with the API. Glad that you guys are using Gather on Shopify. We have earned an extra cool badge for that!