I went to saberigniter.com/ as I was looking to pick up a couple more I3 boards, and everything is out of stock. Literally every item in the store. There's no news about restocking or anything past the I3-R5 update. Is Naigon withdrawing from the saber market? I hope not, the Igniter boards are still my favorite to work with, wiring-wise and config-wise. But seeing the store completely devoid of any stock is a bit worrying.
Wow, really?! I didn't know about any of this. Naigon was my original inspiration when I started in this hobby. I discovered his videos on YouTube documenting his development of the original Saber Igniter and then demos of the finished product. I was so blown away it inspired me to try building my own soundboard out of Arduino parts. My own YouTube videos documenting the process are not unlike his early videos, come to think of it, so he even inspired that. When I shared my results on the TCSS forum, Naigon was so supportive. He's a class act all the way. I hope his health is restored to him. Until that day, he will be missed.
Man, what a horrible set of symptoms to be suffering. I've had some pretty minor (in comparison) bouts with reflux and regurgitation and it's debilitating. To have to face those symptoms day and and day out for years... just terrible.
Thanks for the support everyone, and I appreciate the kind words. Honestly, I'm not really going anywhere, I'll still be on the forums and if I eventually start feeling better I'm sure I'll be tinkering with some stuff, doing some builds, and even messing with boards for myself. But I have no energy right now to run the store (haven't for a while but suffered through until my stock was out), and definitely had no energy to complete the I4 board. Now I don't think it is going to be finically viable to produce the I4 as board prices have made it impossible to do small runs, and since I lost the SaberForge account there probably won't be enough demand to hit a reasonable price point.
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Post by blessedwrath on Jul 4, 2020 18:08:34 GMT -5
This is truly sad news. No one should be forced to give up their passion. I can't imagine what it would be like to live under those conditions, but I do know that the community will support you in whatever you do next. Try to rest up and get better. We'll see what comes next for you then.
Thank you for helping to revolutionize the hobby. I have no doubt that your presence in the market has definitely placed pressure on competitors to step up their game. Not everyone can say that.
I wonder if Luke had this much trouble when he built his first saber...