The Download: Vestaboard

It was a staple in train stations and airports for decades. Now the technology that helped people know when their train or plane was departing is being adapted for the home.
The Vestaboard is Dorrian Porter's vision of a programmable sign for the home using the same kind of split flap technology that was commonplace in transportation hubs around the world. It’s just that this sign is Wi-Fi enabled and controlled by a smartphone app. From that app you can send the board inspirational messages for your family.
Or you can even program it to display messages automatically, like the weather or other information.
The board's 132 characters are truly a beautiful way to inspire, and communicate in your home - all without a screen.
The Vestaboard is available now for $2,850.