Building your own Solari split-flap display

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Building your own Solari split-flap display

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:09 pm

Turns out with a 3D printer, an acrylic cutter, and some off-the-shelf hobbist hardware, you can make your own split-flap display. Here's a small one:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Split-Flap-Display/

(via Adafruit's blog)

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Re: Building your own Solari split-flap display

Postby mtuandrew » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:53 pm

Cool!

Moderator's Note: it doesn't quite fit here, no. It doesn't quite fit in Model Railroading either, but since that forum deals most heavily with hobbyists and electronics, I think I'll move it there.

PM Jeff or their forum mods if you think it'd be better elsewhere.
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Re: Building your own Solari split-flap display

Postby MACTRAXX » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:18 am

Everyone:

In case anyone is interested see: http://www.Solari.it

This is the website of Solari - Udine, Italy.

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Re: Building your own Solari split-flap display

Postby MissTheMEC » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:34 pm

There's a 4mm scale layout in the UK that has a home-made Solari indicator so that at exhibitions the spectators can see where the trains are supposed to have come from or be going to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDQcpUdeYbY

I saw it last September while I was on vacation and it was fascinating, the layout itself was also a superb piece of modeling.
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