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I have just used my EO1 for the first time.
I am astonished and very disappointed at the very limited options available in the current app...I cannot do anything that i expected, and which should be easily programmable.
I doubt that I will use it again, and certainly will not be recommending or showing it to anybody, unless there are major updates in functionality.
I backed this project cause a could not find a large digital photo frame. I was disappointed when I couldn't do what I wanted this for and I am. It sure if you will ever implement that feature so I went a made a 32" digital photo frame my self. Up until you add that feature EO1 will stay in box.
@pete no timeline updates on brightness control or picture rotation, as of yet.
Now that we're selling Electric Objects on our website and through Amazon, we're keeping all users updated on changes and developments both on our blog and through our mailing list:
If you have enhancement requests, email us at email@example.com where we're gathering all of our user feedback!
Can you provide an update on app updates? To @BonanzaNLD point from >1 month ago, the brightness controls leave a lot to be desired. And picture rotation would be a welcome change. I realize things take time but if you could provide a high level overview of expected improvements I think many/most of your backers would appreciate it. Thanks!
@jason We're always working on improvements! We are thinking about ways to develop a feature that allows you to rotate through artworks but we don't have a timeline for that, yet. Feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any other enhancement suggestions.
Yes No Maybe so?
Any updates coming soon? Maybe ifttt or artwork collections with slide shows? Thanks and I love my units
@E - Thanks for the heads up. Shoot us an email at email@example.com for more info.
@BonanzaNLD - Thanks for the feedback. We are looking into providing more control for this in upcoming updates. Shoot us an email if you have any other questions or comments!
After a few weeks of usage in my living room, there is one major flaw (and I know it is supposed to be fixed in the apl update): brightness control. Both the OFF function as well as the auto-brightness (I know, it's in beta, but it's way too sensitive. It responds to my tv...) hardly ever give the right brightness. Brightness requirements change throughout the day and l strongly suggest you develop a smart way of controlling it; during the day it's fine, but when the evening arrives, my E01's are bright as a computer screen... I hope for an updated app very soon.
Hello,the web interface is merging images uploaded from different people if they pick the same "attributed to" name. There is no warning that this will occur and since I can't seem to delete an image or re-attribute an Artists name once I've uploaded an image I don't know how to fix is as a user.
@Babak – Looks like your second unit is currently being held by customs! Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
@BonanzaNLD – Thanks for the feedback! We're looking into this for a potential future update.
Could you please let me know if you're sending these items one by one? I should have got two and I got only one. Thanks
@creator: another suggestion. A more versatile scheduler would be useful. I would like to set art for different moments per day/per hour. Or at least have the ability to do so.
@Sandeep – Glad to hear it!
@Graham – Smart-brightness:high is brighter.
Got the second EO1 and it works as well as the first one. Thank you guys.
In a darkened room, which is brighter: smart-brightness:high or smart-brightness:low?
@BonanzaNLD – Thanks for the feedback! Yes, we are looking to build in those features for an upcoming release.
@Sandeep – Sorry for the confusion! Looks like your second EO1 just passed customs and is on its way to you. Shoot us an email at email@example.com for more info
Just got it. Looks good. However I had ordered for two black EO1's and I received only one.
The funny thing is that the label on the outer carton says qty 2, but weight as 17lb and price as US$299 and the label on the inner carton as EO1-x2 black. So I am not sure where things went wrong. I guess there must have been some error in packing.
Please send me the additional one also.
@creator, I still need to send you some pics, did not have a chance yet. Also, the brightness levels do not seem to be that 'useful'. Since it depends a lot on where you hang/stand the E01's, could you please consider to add a numerical setting for the brightness level, i.s.o. LOW/MEDIUM/HIGH us any number between 0 and the OFF brightness?
@thomas – Glad you're enjoying it! You can purchase a stand here: http://shop.electricobjects.com/products/stand.
The reason the Kickstarter orders did not come with stands is because they were priced at $299 without stands, and stands were introduced later as an add-on in this post: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/electricobjects/electric-objects-a-computer-made-for-art/posts/1198419).
The current EO1s available from our website do include a stand but retail for $499 rather than $299.
@Randy – Your two EO1s shipped yesterday afternoon! Send us an email if you did not receive your tracking numbers
@Sandy – Your order shipped last week! Did you receive our email? We will follow up shortly
Very pleased, unit works great and app easy to use. Looks beautiful, I mounted on wall although I wish the stand had been included with the kickstarter pledges.
I guess I am in the same boat with a lot of people, I still have not received my two E01 yet.
Still waiting and have not received my EO1
Please could you clarify what is happening
@Simon - Thanks for the feedback! Would you mind sending a pic to firstname.lastname@example.org for us to check out?
@Cory - We're still experimenting but are hoping to release more robust support for these types of web work soon.
@Andy - There should be no problem letting EO1 lean. Glad to hear your kids are enjoying it!
@Chung - Thanks for the support!
@Tarus - Thanks for your patience––almost there! Your White EO1 should be shipping in the next couple days.
received my two units today. A-ma-zing. Thanks guys! One note: seems that the border space (between the two plastic parts) is not evenly divided. Not a big issue for me, but it could have been better.
I just got the unit. The still images and video loops work great, and sometimes the unit almost looks like genuinely traditional media. I'm mainly interested in running Processing apps, though. Is there a roadmap for the Processing support mentioned in the Kickstarter campaign? I got a few sketches rewritten so they'd work with Processing.js, but the performance on simple sketches isn't great.
I didn't buy the stand. Will there be any problem leaving the display propped against the wall?
Will it stress the display panel?
My kids hashad a blast, choosing the picture to display on the wall. :)
Been enjoying the unit. Beautifully made and design.
I haven't received my 2nd unit yet, any update? Thanks
@Scott – Thanks for jumping in there =] We are looking into a feature like this for an update down the road. Keep the feedback coming!
@Loren - Thanks for the thoughtful feedback and support!
@Richard - Right on!
@Andy - The bezel is attached magnetically at the four corners so that you can easily swap it out for an accessory frame if you choose to do so in the future. Re: Set Url it’s an embedded chromium 42 web browser. Web works are still experimental, if you're having problems with a specific url shoot us an email at email@example.com
@Andy the bezel is held on by magnets at each of the corners. It allows those that ordered the wooden frame to simply remove it and put the wooden one in its place. Maybe Electric Objects are thinking about making alternative frames in the future and hence the design.
On the subject of wooden frames I initially thought that the capacitive touch button would become obsolete for those that have the wooden frame (the frame covers it) but you can actually still turn it off by touching the back. It would be useful to turn the EO1 off/on via the app (maybe for the future).
How does the display URL work?
Unpacked my eo1 yesterday.
The bezels doesn't seem to be securely fastened to the frame. It only seems to be attached at the four corners.
The bezel in the center of the frame bulged upwards as I tried to peel off the protective film
Does anybody else experience the same issue?
Also like to chim in on the need the api to the eo1 or some form of rotating or changing the pictures automatically. At least give us the choice or an api to do so!
Lastly, would like to request the ability to post pictures from the Android app itself. I know the web version can do it.. But doing it from the app would be a more seamless solution.
Dear Electric Objects, Yesterday the two Electric Objects arrived and I'm very happy how they look and that it was easy to install! Once again, thank you :D
Of course, after posting, I found the "Make Art for EO1" page which gives plenty of info on how to roll your own. Thanks for that!
Arrived yesterday, unboxed late last night!
First, thank you for the great follow through. Despite the delays I never doubted your abilities to complete the project thanks to your updates. Excellent work.
Out of the box it's more polished than I ever hoped for upon supporting this project. Very nice work with the setup software working very smoothly and easily. Couldn't want a better experience there. Polish is great. Screen is great, just the right matte and brightness.
My 5 year-old son woke up this morning to new art on the wall and was mesmerized. I changed the artwork while he was eating his breakfast, and the WHOA that he gave when he noticed it was different was so great! "Daddy! The picture changed!" He thought it was a print on the wall. It's that good. He stared at it out of the corner of his eye his entire breakfast waiting for it to change.
Critiques: This is an expectation on my part, and I honestly can't recall what was promised when or where... but the ability to have the display automatically change at given intervals, be it hourly, daily, whatever... without my intervention, is a major reason I wanted a digital art piece like this in the first place. I'd been waiting for a polished large screen feature specific item like this for MANY years... since the first crappy digital photo frames came out. I want to wake up and be surprised, or come home from lunch and get a jolt from seeing a new beautiful artwork on my wall. That is part of the experience that it seems most want but you seem to think is against the mission of the EO1, at least that's what statements like this from your FAQ sound like: "No. Slideshows are not as awesome as you think." I would much prefer to curate a collection on my phone, and have the frame either rotate or randomly select at given intervals than to have to pull out my phone and change it manually. I'd appreciate the ability to do both. Being able to have "playlists" would another amazing ability. A "rainy day" collection, a "cheer up" collection, a "psychedelic" collection... So I can set a mood with a tap. I can only assume you have experimented with this ability and it ended up not being as awesome as you'd thought.
I'm an aerial photographer, and the ability to show off my photos with the above mentioned abilities was the other reason I purchased the EO1. So I greatly look forward to a horizontal mode as well.
If the above won't be officially supported... is there or will there be some sort of API notes on how we can fashion such abilities for ourselves? Apologies if this has already been stated, I've tried to keep up but am sure I've missed some notes.
Looking forward to easy phone uploads within app as well! IFTTT... YES!
Overall, Love it. I'm in no way disappointed and greatly look forward to where you take the curation and the art collections. I hope to submit some myself in the future. Great work, and thanks for all your efforts!
@Troy – Sorry to hear about the install trouble! As the device weighs about 15 lbs, shouldn't need toggle bolts for install. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help answer any questions regarding installation.
@noisemachina – Thanks for pointing us to that!
@Scott – Yeah! You should be able to upload via the web on your mobile device. Looking into native App upload for future updates.
@Brent – We don't currently have any filters in place on the Public Gallery. Casey Reas's "Scan" is a great example: https://www.electricobjects.com/objects/3322. Also, the four recent works in http://www.5dc.club/. We’re also working on ways to improve the experience of generative work on EO1, so keep an eye out!
@Gregmom, Dan andJason – Thanks for the great feedback!
@Mac and Richard – Almost there! Shoot us an email at email@example.com with any questions about your order!
If you haven't mounted on a wall yet, do yourself a favor and get some toggle bolts. The design of washers over plastic pulls the barely-there-anyway wall anchors out when you tighten.
Found this review of EO that I thought you guys might find pretty funny: http://digitalartscreens.com/2015/08/23/electric-objects-unboxing-and-review/
Have had the product for two days and it's pretty cool. Software updates anticipated. For instance, some kind of slide show feature would be neat. Packaging was great. The appearance of the frame could be better.
Any update on my shipping date?
Any update on my shipment? Excited to finally get mine!
Not sure whether anyone has done this but using my Android phone and using the Chrome browser I entered the URL https://www.electricobjects.com/add which after login took me to the add page. From there I selected the 'Choose File' button which then gave me the option of choosing a file by taking a picture or by selecting documents I can then pick a file from any app that is linked to my phone (Dropbox, Google Drive/Photos). I assume this will work with other apps such as Flickr etc... Could also allow you to take photos and send it to the E01 when you are out and about so that others at home can see them. I couldn't see the ability to add from the app hence why I tried this but maybe I've missed it?
+1 for IFTTT!
i complained about the power cord earlier but i must stay once its on the wall the cord really does sort of recede into the background. still, one a bit longer would be nice.
everyone in my house is loving the EO-1. kids especially love picking the art. you guys really have created something special here!
Great to hear about IFTTT can't wait for them to shut off in night mode and away mode and auto come on when I get home!!! Still want my slide shows and collections though but love the product
Mine arrived last week and looks and functions wonderfully.
Question: In the library, is there any way to sort by medium? I'm really interested in finding examples of code art, ie- not pre-rendered. Do you have links to good examples of code art created for the EO-1. Thanks!
@Kelvin — The Stand is sold separately, since we hadn't built or priced it in time for the campaign, but you can get one here: http://shop.electricobjects.com/products/stand
@Scott — Thanks for the super thoughtful feedback! We actually do cache locally, so you should see better Display performance on previously downloaded work. We're working on some better caching strategies here. Some of the artworks are close to 20mb, so there will always be some delay, but we can do a better job of minimizing the delay and demonstrating download progress. re: IFTTT, stay tuned.
@Rono — We'll be in touch with a few questions / troubleshooting tips!
@James — So sorry about the delay! We were working on figuring out how to pre-pay your VAT taxes. I'm digging into this now and will be in touch soon.
@All — Shipping is nearly complete with another 390 going out today and tomorrow. Thanks for bearing with us. Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about your order!
I just got my frame and VERY EXCITED about setitng it up, however i didnt get a stand. I see all these pictures on here and also a mention that It comes with a hanging option and a stand, but I dont have the stand. How might I approach getting one. Thanks!
Received my E01 and observations so far....
As others have said the packaging and the unit itself are fantastic although the power cord needs some work to extend the length and maybe change the cord plastic to be less rigid.
Love the sleep timer and the brightness settings although changing the brightness based on time could prove useful.
At times the E01 fails to download an image after I hit display or at least there is a lengthy delay. I have had a poor internet connection over the last day so this may be part of the problem. On the subject of downloads I agree with a previous comment that connectivity between the app or computer locally would be beneficial. For instance uploading an image from my computer directly to the E01 would be quicker and act as a safeguard in case your site went down or my internet connection dropped. Not sure how feasible this is but installing a web server on the device springs to mind. Caching previous images would also speed things up (I have often found myself switching to an image that I have previously viewed). It could also provide an offline capability.
With respect to other site support, flickr, dropbox etc... how about creating a IFTTT (If This Then That) channel. Doing so would really open up your capability not only with other site support but triggers based on events i.e. if rain is forecast then display a suitable gif for 1 hour in the morning. Maybe thats the sort of stuff that you are trying to stay away from but just an idea.
To sum up though I'm very pleased with the E01 and the project as a whole. Great communication throughout and it was great to hear updates from varied project contributors and not just a single spokesperson (the Annie Raso and Zoe posts come to mind).