LaMetric, an RSS-based programmable smart display for the internet of things
LaMetric, an RSS-based programmable smart display for the internet of things LaMetric, an RSS-based programmable smart display for the internet of things
jun 17, 2014

LaMetric, an RSS-based programmable smart display for the internet of things

LaMetric, an RSS-based programmable smart display for the internet of things
email and social notifications
all images courtesy LaMetric




through kickstarter, studio smart atoms introduces ‘LaMetric’, a programmable smart display for the internet of things. the connected device is capable of telling the time, weather and warnings, office meeting information, email and social notifications with subject lines, crossfit timing and fitness goals, to-do lists, stock quotes and much more. pulling information from rss feeds online, ‘lametric’ is also capable of tracking website visitors, conversions and other metrics. for instance, the pixel-based screen can help small businesses grow by engaging with passersby, displaying real-time information such as number of facebook fans, or twitter followers. ‘nike+ fuelband was a huge inspiration at the LaMetric concept stage,’ tells smart atoms to designboom. ‘we wanted to build a screen that looked like was part of the black case when the device was switched off, and when switched on clearly projected the screen across a large physical space with sharp bright square pixels.’

stock quotes




the device incorporates a full color screen. it can render up-to seven numbers and an icon at a time, and features full width scrolling text and smooth animations. a built-in speaker also delivers sound for streaming music and notifications through physical space.


video courtesy smart atoms

weather display

facebook fan counter

facebook fan counter

traditional clock

twitter feed

process – paper prototypes

process – final prototype



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • This is surely a novelty with very limited usefulness. Do the creators expect the user to mobilise all the advanced technology or the web, your phone and your dog collar just to read a one-word summery off a 10×50 display?

    Some advert though; I thought we would have landed on the moon by the end.

    GMcG says:
  • summAry

    dbkii says:
  • they’re 2/3 of the way to goal w/ 44 days left – this should shove them over the top

    dbkii says:
  • Didn’t see much use for it, until they explained it’ll tell me when my husband leaves work so that I can have dinner on the table when he gets home…

    barleduc says:
  • This is cool! I like it.

    Yi says:

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