Teams requiring an electronic scoreboard that can be controlled directly from your smartphone using a companion application may be interested in a new Arduino project which has been created by Bob from the I Like to Make Stuff YouTube channel.
Bob has kindly provided all the details and code via GitHub to be able to create your very own Arduino smartphone -controlled electronic scoreboard, which can be seen in action in the videos below.
Not too long ago, I made a foosball table, and part of the initial discussions on that project included an Arduino based scoring mechanism. We decided that just building the table would be enough of a project, so I built out the scoreboard separately so that it could work in many different situations. The idea was for it to be general purpose, large enough to see at a distance and controlled remotely over BlueTooth from a smart phone.
To get it working in the most accessible way I could think of, I found a general purpose Bluetooth (BLE) control app on the Apple app store that connects to the Arduino101 board I was using. It’s free and anyone can use it, although it’s not customized to this specific project. Building a simple control app wouldn’t be tough, if you’ve got any coding experience.
If you are interested in building Arduino projects these may provide inspiration for your next project.