An Unforgettable Installation

The hospitality industry is booming, and each year tens of thousands of people come and go throughout these spaces. Many of these people are unfamiliar with the space. As a hospitality industry professional, how can you make maneuvering through your facility easier on patrons while engaging them at the same time?  Split Flap has the answer.

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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 the Hospitality Sector

There are more than 700,000 hotels and resorts around the world. More than 7,000 casinos exist. In the U.S. alone, there are over 250 convention centers.  From guests checking in to visitors passing through to attend a seminar, hotels, convention centers, and casinos see a lot of foot traffic on a daily basis. More often than not, these people have no idea where they’re going.


Split Flap Displays can be heard changing information, even over the hustle and bustle of ringing slot machines and the chatter of a bustling crowd.  If your hospitality venue has recently made updates to the layout, this means updated signage is in order. If your venue is hosting an event, special signage needs to be ordered to guide guests to where they need to be. With Split Flap Displays, you’re always able to display relevant information to your patrons on demand.

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

What’s more, the nostalgic sound of a clicking Split Flap Board automatically amplifies your venue’s cool factor, leaving people talking. Your display options are virtually endless, from providing pricing for drinks in booming casino clubs to listing information pertaining to a convention.  Here are some examples of how to use Split Flap at your venue:


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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

Click through to learn more about how to use our custom Split Flap Web App


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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