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A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home. Read more

New York, NY Hardware
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This project was successfully funded on August 7, 2014.

A framed high-definition screen and integrated computer that hangs on your wall and brings art from the Internet into your home.

New York, NY Hardware
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    1. Creator Electric Objects on February 13

      @James Yup, you could just plug it into the Wemo I'd think?

      @tau_ceti Yes! We're working on docs now. Shoot me an email or at and I'll point you in the right direction.

    2. Creator tau_ceti on February 11

      So as a beta backer, I'm assuming I'll get a unit soon. As an artist, I'm expecting I'll be able to create works for it. Where can I find out about what steps I'd take to get my art onto the EO?

    3. Creator James Stone on February 10

      ..Ignore my previous comment... Just read that landscape isn't instantly supported. Unless I make images and rotate them i guess?

      One other question, could I wire this up to a Belkin Wemo so that it only turns on when someone is nearby? i.e. what is the startup time from sleep, if such a thing exists

    4. Creator James Stone on February 10

      Looking forward to receiving this, one question (hopefully not too stupid) but can it be displayed 'landscape' too? Just thinking for adding some of my own artwork to it

    5. Creator Electric Objects on February 6

      @tau_ceti Yep, it's a small wall wart. No brick!

    6. Creator tau_ceti on February 3


    7. Creator tau_ceti on February 3

      What's the end of the cord? A wall wart or a plug?

    8. Creator Electric Objects on January 31

      @tau_ceti Good question. We spent a lot of time finding a cord that we're happy with. It's a high quality white material. To hide the cord completely, there are a few options: use a cord concealer, get an electrician to help you run it through the wall, or use our custom EO1 Stand (which we'll be announcing in further detail soon). Hope that helps!

    9. Creator tau_ceti on January 31

      I'm sure this has been covered somewhere, but as a beta tester in the greater NYC area, I'm hoping to get my EO1 soon and just realized…

      What about that pesky cable? There must be some strategies for dealing with it that you've come up with. I have a few plugs in the house that are at rather odds levels and perhaps could be taken advantage of. Plus, I have a GC in the house who could install a plug at an odd height.

    10. Creator Electric Objects on January 30

      @Robert — Thanks for being so thoughtful about placement! It's a matte IPS LED display. EO1 has an ambient light sensor so it adjusts the brightness according to the brightness of the room, and we keep the brightness much lower than traditional screens.

    11. Creator Robert Corkum on January 25

      @ creator, Hello! You mentioned the "resolution is 1080p (1080x1920) and brightness is 300 nits." any idea on the contrast ratio? And what other characteristics does the display have? TFT/IPS/LED/etc.
      I'm looking at where it will go, like a sunny room, near a window, and want to compare it to what I know thus far. Thanks!

    12. Creator Electric Objects on December 6

      @Edward — Thanks! We're unveiling our participating artists weekly over at

      We'll announce additional partnerships in the coming months!


    13. Creator Edward on December 5

      Hey guys, congratulations on the progress! It says you are compiling a bunch of art from libraries artists ect. when do you think it will be available/ where will I be able to access this archive??

    14. Creator Electric Objects on November 26

      @jbrowne Hi! Looks like you already filled out your survey, so it won't work any more.

      Did you want to make a change? If so, email us at


    15. Creator jbrowne21 on November 26

      Kickstarter Backer Survey response link, sent out Nov 24th seems to be broken. Kickstarter glitch?

    16. Creator Electric Objects on November 24

      @Robert Yup! We have it designed and prototyped, and it looks great. We're launching a home for all of the accessories early next year, ahead of the May ship date.


    17. Creator Robert Zander on November 24

      Any additional information on offering some type of stand for the EO1, for those of who prefer not to hang it on a wall? Thanks.

    18. Creator Electric Objects on November 24

      @Scott Hi Scott! We designed an accessory frame system that gives you much more flexibility over time, and makes Annie's (the woodworker) job a lot easier. When we launched the Kickstarter campaign, we weren't sure how we were going to handle assembly and shipping, and this seemed like the most reasonable way.

      To set it up, you'll simply pull off the inner frame that comes with your EO1, and snap on the wooden frame, no tools required. The wooden frame will look exactly like it appears on the Kickstarter page. We just got the prototype frames in, and as someone who barely owns a drill, I can assure you that it's a very user friendly experience!

      Hope that's acceptable to you! If not, email us and we'll figure something out.


    19. Creator Scott on November 24

      Just received your email stating that the wooden frame will be shipped separately and to choose a colour of white or black which it will be attached to. Not sure this is what was offered and sounds a lot like it's going to be bolted on to the standard frame? Is this correct and if it it I assume it will make the whole thing protrude? I'm also being asked to attach it!

    20. Creator BonanzaNLD on November 16

      Updates anyone??

    21. Creator Electric Objects on October 23

      @Mark — The resolution is 1080p (1080x1920) and brightness is 300 nits.


    22. Creator mark nigogosyan on October 22

      Thanks for the update. You said you ordered the LCD panels-what is the display resolution and brightness (in nits or lumens)?

    23. Creator Electric Objects on October 17

      Hey all!

      Sorry for the delay, update love coming your way next week. All is well in EO-land :) We're busy, but the good kind of busy.


    24. Creator Ken Lee on October 14

      I have faith in the E01 love - but would like a little update love

    25. Creator BonanzaNLD on October 12

      I am getting concerned. Am I the only one?

    26. Creator Richard on October 11

      I'm wondering the same...

    27. Creator BonanzaNLD on October 8

      Maybe I completely missed something, but where are the updates on production, suppliers, developments, last minute changes etc?

    28. Creator BonanzaNLD on September 22

      Where is that eagerly awaited update?

    29. Creator Richard on September 3

      Okay, great!

    30. Creator Electric Objects on August 28, 2014

      @Richard Yep, lots! I'm sending an update out soon. Stand by... !

    31. Creator Richard on August 27, 2014

      Any progress on the development?

    32. Creator Electric Objects on August 13, 2014

      @Brett — I'm not sure, but we'll look into that.

      @Jon — The plan is to bill now, so we have enough money to pay for the units.

      @Denis — Thanks!

    33. Creator Denis Lim on August 13, 2014

      Not sure if anyone here has done a comparison between EO and FRAMED2.0 which is also available on KS. By the way, I am one of thee many thousands EO backers here. :P

    34. Creator Jon Cooper on August 11, 2014

      Are preorders via the website billed now or at shipping time?

    35. Creator Brett Levy on August 8, 2014

      How much would it be to replace the bulb or whatever goes out after the 30k ish hours?

    36. Creator Stephen Lloyd on August 8, 2014

      For the Awake and sleep times, I would love for the device to have a gradual transition (like a fade in/fade out) I have another digital frame-type device and it is quite jarring to have it suddenly spring awake in the wee hours of the morning. Along those lines, does the device have brightness settings, or an ambient sensor? I heard in the video that it is designed to "fade into the background" How does it adjust to different lighting conditions?

    37. Creator Duane King on August 7, 2014

      Congrats! Looking forward to having Electric Objects in my life.

    38. Creator BonanzaNLD on August 7, 2014

      @Creator thanks! And congratulations with the fantastic result! More than 30x the original goal!

    39. Creator emma tangoren on August 7, 2014

      Congrats, Electric Objects!

    40. Creator Electric Objects on August 7, 2014

      @Richard — Actually I made a mistake. Panel life is approx. 30,000 hours, and we expect it to be off about half the time (when you're asleep). That comes to about 6.85 years.

      @BonanzaNLD — We haven't built it yet, but we think it makes sense for you to be able to set the schedule.

      @Stephen — That's cool, and I think it would work. That's the kind of thing that either we'll build, or someone else will.

    41. Creator Stephen Lloyd on August 7, 2014

      My "Slideshow pacing" desire is once every 24hours. I would love to just set it to a flickr album and have it randomly pick a new image every 24 hours.

    42. Creator BonanzaNLD on August 7, 2014

      @creator In addition to the question of Richard below, you mention in your FAQ: "We will know the time of day, and we can offer settings to control "Sleep" and "Awake" modes". Will we be able to set on and off schedules ourselves? A simple sleep/awake would not suffice, since I have different needs for weekdays and weekends. As long as I can set the on/off hours per day, the 15000 hours lifetime are fine for me.

    43. Creator Richard on August 7, 2014

      If the panels have 15000 hours. And I have it on every day, it lasts only 1,5 year. Can it not be increased?

    44. Creator Electric Objects on August 6, 2014

      @Dutes — We may end up building something that helps you rotate through your collection, but we're sensitive to the fact that people find most "slideshows" distracting.

      @Christine — Ack, sorry! I was getting an answer for you. Bill's estimates put it at 10-15lbs.

    45. Creator Dutes on August 6, 2014

      Wait - I'll have to change images manually? Can you confirm this as if true I'm afraid its a deal break for me. I was hoping to use this as a way of displaying random pictures from my collection. Is this possible?

    46. Creator Christine Hamilton-Prime on August 6, 2014

      :( you answered everyone's question but not mine.. What's the total weight?

    47. Creator Electric Objects on August 5, 2014

      @Adam — Absolutely, you could easily write something that grabs those images and brings them to your wall.

      @Kiwi — We aren't planning any slideshow features, we hear from our users that they find it distracting. We're definitely interested in integrating with third party communities like Flickr!

      @Edward — For the panels we're using, they are rated for 15,000 hours.

      @Loren — Thanks Loren! We hear you and will be working closely with our users and artists to make the right decision here.

    48. Creator Loren Cox on August 5, 2014

      I've read almost all the comments so I know this has been hashed over, but I just wanted to put my vote in now for how important landscape will be to me. I didn't pledge initially because of the lack of commitment to a landscape display option, but have changed my mind after reading recent comments and hope that it becomes a priority very soon after release. I plan on using this as a business display for photography and a majority of my photos are landscape orientation. Thanks and looking forward to hearing more as it develops!

    49. Creator Edward on August 5, 2014

      Do you guys have an estimated lifetime on the display, aka 10000 hours rated from the manufacturer?

    50. Creator Christine Hamilton-Prime on August 3, 2014

      any idea on the weight?

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