Javier Rodrigo, of the J.Rodrigo store, has been selling on Tindie since February 2015. He’s currently studying for a degree in Industrial Electronics and Automatic Control Engineering, giving him a good background for Tindie-ish pursuits.
His main pursuit here is retro gaming, though more specifically, he sells several accessories for working with the classic Game Boy. He also lists an FTDI serial breakout to USB board which could be quite useful for microcontroller programming.
Rodrigo started selling on Tindie after trying out eBay and finding that it wasn’t quite the right market for his products. After starting a storefront here, he’s found the sales process simple, and the staff to be very helpful. On the other hand, though he thinks the process is “just perfect,” he dos note a couple inconveniences including the fact that you can’t do refunds after the seller pays, and there’s no tax preview on your product page.
As for what other Tindie sellers need to remember when listing their products, he says:
Innovation and improvement, if you go to make an open source board based in another, don’t make a clone try to improve the design and functionality.
In addition to pursing an engineering degree and selling on Tindie, Rodrigo has several other projects that he’s working on. These including a scientific calculator, 3D printer, and even an open-source SMT pick and place machine called Little PnP! Another project of his personal site that I thought was great was his tiny 3D-printed table saw, though there are no plans to sell this anytime soon. Perhaps we will see one or more of these projects listed here in the future!