NYC Train Sign

FAQ

About Our Product

Does it require Internet?
WiFi is required for real-time data. If there is no WiFi you can put it into "demo" mode where it shows pre-programmed times.

What happens if I move?
You can change the station/line with the app.

How is it powered?
120 volt AC wall power adapter (included). Euro adapter available at an extra charge. We are prototyping batteries, please inquire.

How much is this thing?
We’re leasing NYC Train Signs for $29 per month to businesses in NYC. We also sell directly to consumers starting at $299.

How is it made?
Each sign is handmade with love at our offices in Bushwick. If you’re interested in the technology we use, see below…

Tech Stuff

What kind of technology are you using?
We use Raspberry Pi, an LED matrix, and a locally 3D printed base. Using our own API, we host official MTA data to select the train times you want to see. Our tech game is so fire that Raspberry Pi actually wrote a blog about it.

So, in theory, I could build one of these things myself?
YES! Absolutely. In fact, we encourage that. Our endgame is to donate these as kits to Brooklyn schools so we can train the next generation of hackers.

Is all this stuff made in China?
The techy bits are made in China. The base of each sign is 3D printed by our friends, 3D Brooklyn. And then we assemble them right here in our Brooklyn office. 

Isn’t there “an app” for that?
Yep, sure is. There are tons of apps that tell train times. We’re rolling deep in that game as well. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming app!

About NYC Train Sign

Where did this idea come from?
Our Founder Timothy Woo made the first sign in 2016 in his Bushwick apartment. 

Who else is behind NYC Train Sign?
We’re all a bunch of bros (yes, even the ladies) who are passionate about our work and love to celebrate over cheap beers. 

Are you hiring?
We’re always looking for cool people to join us. But this ain’t your regular gig, and frankly, we can’t offer anything fancy. (Yet.) However, we love giving chances to people that might not be perfect on paper, but are like-minded and have the potential to grow. Email dara@nyctrainsign.com if you're interested in joining us.