About This Work
Inspired by the split-flap displays announcing arrivals and departures in a European train station, Vestaboard is a sensory messaging board you remotely control with a simple app. Dwell magazine calls the sleek wall display—with its 132-character grid and 8,448 flaps—"a showstopping conversation piece." Captivate your home or office audience with this combination of organization, artistry, inspiration, and whimsy. Elevate any space while brandishing your favorite quotes and sending instant, visceral messages to your favorite people.
Comprised of 132 modular units called “Bits,” the debut model is housed in a sleek aluminum mask and frame. The flagship model is available in black or a limited edition white. Messages form and dissolve by the delightful whirling of each Bit’s 64 split flaps as they arrive at the requested characters. The sound aims to create a moment of reflection, with intentionally soothing effects. Should you ever need to, Vestaboard’s accessible design makes it easy to replace a Bit.
With Vestaboard’s free mobile app and browser-based applications, you can easily send messages from anywhere in the world. Invite loved ones, team members, or customers to send messages. Set a quiet time during certain daily hours. The auto-composer and visual editor assists you in scheduling and creating beautiful displays. Store drafts, history, and favorites. Switch between multiple Vestaboards from one app. Open source software and API access encourage endless home and business display automations.
Vestaboard+, an optional subscription service, is available for advanced uses, such as mirroring multiple Vestaboards. Vestaboard+ gives you access to a library of automated content, latest news, pop culture quotes, real time scores, curated art patterns, calendar synch, Spotify what's playing, stock and crypto alerts, and more.
Named after Vesta, Roman goddess of the hearth, home, and family, the Vestaboard offers an anecdote to an overly-digitized world. Spellbound by the magical twirling of the split-flap signage in a Parisian train station, creator Dorrian Porter “wondered what it might be like to send messages like that to [his] kids from afar." Vestaboard’s stunning display allows you to elegantly connect with loved ones instantly and physically, unlike a phone or computer screen. Lead designer Faiza Moore remarks, "The sensory experience definitely adds intrigue to the message that awaits."
Built with the highest quality, vetted materials, Vestaboard is designed by a seasoned team of experts at Bould Design who brought to market other smart home products such as Nest and Roku.
- Includes: Vestaboard backplane with 132 bits, aluminum frame, wall plate, power cable (19.7" / 0.5 m)
- Dimensions mounted: 22h x 41.2w x 3.5d in (56.1 x 104.6 x 8.9 cm)
- Weight with frame: 55 lbs (24.9 kg)
- Weight without frame: 45 lbs (20.4 kg) *frame is required, but removeable for service
- Optional: 96" (2.5m) power cable in black or white finish for non-hidden cable install
- Ambient temperature: 50° - 95° F (10° - 35° C) *Do not place in bathrooms, outdoors, areas with high humidity, vibrations, or strong direct sunlight.
- 802.11 a/b/g/n embedded Wi-Fi / Ethernet port
- Supports 2.4 and 5 GHz networks
- Flagship Black - Open Edition (RAL 9011 Graphite Black)
- White - Edition of 1000 (RAL 9003 Signal White)
- Displays up to 132 characters at once
- Character size: 1.04 x .82 in (2.6 x 2.1 cm)
- Visibility range is approximately 50 feet (15 m)
- 56 alphanumeric characters
- 8 color characters: Poppy Red (PMS 485 C), Orange (PMS 2018 C), Yellow (PMS 1235 C), Green (PMS 347 C), Paris Blue (PMS 2173 C), Violet (PMS 526 C), White (White C), Black (PMS 426 C)
- POWER SUPPLY
- Powered by a single standard Type B 3-prong plug that supports 110-240V at 50-60 Hz for North America power consumption
- Uses 121 watts when updating a message (similar power consumption to an LCD television), and minimal power consumption when idle
- Recessed outlet or standard outlet at lower center is preferred method of install; longer cables are available.
- Includes 19.7" (0.5m) IEC 320 C5 power cable; longer 96" (2.5m) cable available
- Set 132 mechanical Bits with 56 alphanumeric characters and 8 colors each.
- Control remotely via free mobile app (iOS or Android) or via web browser
- Auto-composer and visual editor
- Schedule messsages, store drafts, history and favorites
- Switch between multiple Vestaboards through one app
- Set quiet hours
- Modular bit design for easy replacement
- Open source software and API interface
- Optional Vestaboard+ premium app functions for automated content and synching multiple Vestaboards
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