Instant Classic

 

The Oat Foundry Split Flap Display is a modern take on the classic ‘departures’ boards historically found in European airports. Split Flaps are one-of-a-kind, unforgettable installations: the intersection of mesmerizing art, electro-mechanical complexity, and interactive technology.

A completely re-imagined modular design allows for the nostalgic technology to be reliable and applied to a plethora of use cases. Today, Flip Boards are used in dozens of different ways worldwide.

The familiar clack clack sound that sparks memories of past travels remains the same and continues to delight viewers, young and old.

Split Flap in Action

Split Flap Oat Foundry

Made in Philadelphia

 

Every Split Flap Display is built by hand for your specific project. Oat Foundry’s team of engineers design and manufacture every part of Split Flap at our shop in Philadelphia — from sheet metal and PCB design to how we get the motors to turn the flaps. We also work with local vendors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This allows us to offer a wide variety of sizes and customizations while maintaining the highest levels of quality control.

Oat Foundry Split Flap Lookbook

Designers, you’ll flip out

 

The 2021 Split Flap Lookbook. Twice per year, we work with partners to produce a Split Flap Lookbook. From a stunning project with Shinola to new norms with Google – and many more. This book includes interviews with designers, architects, and CMOs. All in understanding the space they designed and why they decided to incorporate an Oat Foundry Split Flap. Enter your email below to view the book. (we can also mail you a copy – it makes a great coffee table book)

    Introducing
    Picture Flap

     

    Say goodbye to static vinyls and banners – bring your visual merchandising images to life. Picture Flap attracts attention with motion and sound. It’s ideal for retail spaces, events, art installations, and more. The Picture Flap displays are designed as modular 1′ x 1′ units and can be used to form any size or orientation.

    New School use cases

    Dispensaries

    Bars & Restaurants

    Restaurants

    Stadiums

    Retail

    Hotels

    Creative Freedom

     

    Go ahead, get creative! Oat Foundry Split Flap Displays are customizable for font, font color, flap color, logos, icons, and more. With this, your display can accurately represent your branding and make a bold statement to the world.

    Icons

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    Fonts

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    Colors

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    logos

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    Kevin Barry Split Flap Display HD Expo

    Temporary installation?

     

    Have a temporary event, trade show, popup, or activation? We also rent a select few Split Flap Displays for daily, weekly, and monthly use. These are perfect for playing on a travel theme, or attracting conference-goers to your booth!

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    Send messages with any device

    The Display has a cloud-based messaging interface so you can send your custom messages from anywhere in the world – manually or autonomously. The web app was built from the ground up with the Split Flap in mind, so each of the thousands of parts work in harmony once you press “Send” on your message.

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    Quick Messages

    Send a one-off message with the touch of a button directly to Split Flap using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any device with a web browser. Watch a demo of the web app here.

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    Create a schedule

    Using the web app, you can program messages to run on a schedule throughout the day or even all day! With this, you can set it and forget it, Split Flap will know to rotate through the messages you set in place. You can create and save any number of scheduled messages.

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    Custom integrations & apps

    Split Flap can also be controlled by integrations with 3rd party data sources such as APIs. With this, Split Flap can show real-time information from user polls, act as an “order up!” POS system and more. Check out this real-time flight tracker integration we built for Nolita Hall, a beer hall near the San Diego Airport.

    Bid App

    Bid App allows your display to be monetized while giving your guests a chance to share a personalized message. The Bid App has a mobile interface that allows guests to control messaging on the Split Flap.

    Specs

    Letter sizing

    Every module contains 50 alphanumeric flaps that are 2.89″ H x 1.95″ W. Modules are 6″ H x 3″ W.

    Wireless

    Displays have a Cat5e or Cat6 Ethernet port and connect to a router. It can be accessed via the local wifi network or via a nano router that generates a local signal.

    Case sizing

    Displays are built in columns (across) of 8 letters at a time and any number of rows (down). Packs of 8 letters are each 2′ wide.

    Power

    Displays operate on 110-220V power depending on the size. Displays can also accommodate international standards.

    Messaging

    Displays are controlled via a web-based application that can be accessed using any device’s web browser.