Old-School Mechanical Displays Are Updated For Modern Spaces

Old-School Mechanical Displays Are Updated For Modern Spaces
Design

The Vestaboard updates the split-flap display by connecting it to the internet

Zack Palm
  • 23 january 2018

With advances in digital technology, many establishments have retired old split-flap displays in favor of more advanced ones. However, a new device called Vestaboard merges the vintage look with the modern age by connecting the display to the internet.

A Vestaboard is limited to showing 161 characters at a time on a 23-by-7 grid (about the size of a 42-inch television). These characters can display all 26 letters, 10 roman numerals, eight solid colors and 26 different punctuation marks. An owner can use an app to connect to their board and change the displayed message.

The developers behind the Vestaboard plan to sell it for $3,495, but have reduced the price to $1,850 for preorders, which will ship in December 2018.

Vestaboard

With advances in digital technology, many establishments have retired old split-flap displays in favor of more advanced ones. However, a new device called Vestaboard merges the vintage look with the modern age by connecting the display to the internet.

+CES 2018
+Design
+home
+internet of things
+IoT
+technology

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