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 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 Display 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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History of Split Flap Displays
In the past, Split Flap Displays were most commonly used to create public transport timetables in airports and train stations. Split Flap displays are still being utilized in transportation centers across the United States and Europe. Today, Split Flap displays are being used for art installations and now, thanks to Oat Foundry, in a variety of new industries.
Learn more about Split Flap’s rich history.
Split Flap – Honeygrow
Split Flap – Air France
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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