An Unforgettable Installation

You won’t find Split Flap Displays in just transit stations anymore. Instead, they have been integrated into the ways in which businesses attract the attention of consumers. From upcoming shows to special events, a Split Flap Display is the perfect accessory to your cinema or theater’s exterior or box office.

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Split Flap is a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable installation: the intersection of mesmerizing art, electro-mechanical complexity, and updated interactive technology – a major brand investment for any space.

Split Flap Display in Theaters

Whether you’re a local theater that puts on small productions or a major movie theater chain that has hundreds of showings a month, Oat Foundry can create a Split Flap Display that resides in a waterproof enclosure, ready to make the public aware of your theater’s events. In addition to adding to your theater’s aesthetic, an enclosed Split Flap Display can  help prevent vandalism to your signage.

Check out what we did for Honeygrow, a restaurant group based in Philly:

Still using a traditional marquee? Split Flap Displays can amplify your theater’s appeal to local audiences and even attract tourists in the area.  Contact us today to see what our Split Flap Displays can do for your theater or cinema. Here are some examples of how to use Split Flap in your theater:

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Attention-Grabbing Animations

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How Oat Foundry Makes Split Flap Displays

Each Oat Foundry Split Flap Display contains an array of individual modules.  Each module comes with 50 unique character flaps and its own driving motor.  Using a hall effect sensor, the modules continuously track their home position to avoid miscommunication.  The Oat Foundry Split Flap Display runs on Linux and has a cloud based messaging interface so you can send it your custom messages from anywhere in the world – manually or autonomously.  See below how you can talk directly to your Split Flap Display anywhere, anytime.

The Split Flap is designed and manufactured with over 5,800 parts per standard 48 module display which runs on 110-220V power. Numbers, letters, and characters are displayed on each flap, precisely rotated to show the desired message commanded by our interface.

From sheet metal and PCB design to how we get the motors to turn the flaps, Oat Foundry designs and manufactures every part of our Split Flap Displays right here in our shop just outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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Talk to Your Split Flap

with our custom Split Flap Web App

Create Message

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Saved Messages

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Schedule Your Messages

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View Pending Messages

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What Makes Us Different

Our Split Flap Display is updated for the 21st century and fully customizable.  Our web app was built from the ground up with the Split Flap in mind so each of the thousands of parts work in harmony instantly once you press “Send” on your message.  Our Split Flap Display can also be integrated with a variety of API’s including common social media platforms, point of sale systems, transit systems, weather, messaging services, and more.  The WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities directly incorporated into our display offer a host of new applications for this nostalgic tech.

Oat Foundry also offers various levels of customization options to tailor your Split Flap to fit your brand.  From our standard black with white text, you can change the sheet metal (cabinet) color as well as the flap/font color to fit your needs.  If color isn’t enough, we can also build in a custom font package as well as several custom characters (like emojis or logos) that fit the message you’re trying to send – all in any size you’d like.

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