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What is Scoreduino ?

SCOREDUINO is the name of a project focused on designing scoreboards, timers, seven-segment display drivers, and apps. It is also a method for designing digital scoreboards and drivers. The term “SCOREDUINO” is also used to represent different apps, scoreboards, and timers based on the SCOREDUINO method.

Who designed Scoreduino ?

I, Sagar Sapkota, have had the pleasure of designing everything related to Scoreduino. From crafting apps to developing scoreboards, seven-segment display drivers, timers, and establishing the online store, it has been my responsibility. Additionally, I’ve dedicated myself to programming all these devices.

MY story

About Scoreduino Project

After dedicating a decade to buildcircuit.com, I came to a profound realization: my efforts primarily revolved around purchasing and reselling electronics kits and modules. When I first embarked on this journey with buildcircuit.com, my ambition was to innovate and offer unique electronic devices. However, it became evident that simply procuring products wholesale and selling them didn’t align with the core values of my business. Every entrepreneur starts with a ‘WHY,’ and the repetitive cycle of buying and selling felt disconnected from my original purpose, leading to a sense of monotony and dissatisfaction.

Another key aspiration behind establishing BuildCircuit was to develop products with real-world utility for everyday users. While Arduino-related products are predominantly utilized for prototyping, I aimed to create items that bridged the gap between prototype and commercial use. For instance, instead of just an Arduino-operated FM radio, I envisioned something akin to a commercial-grade radio.

Thus, I delved into the vast realm of electronics to seek out challenges that would both inspire and motivate me to create products accessible to users beyond the Arduino community.

In 2019, during the development of a basic up/down counter module for hobbyists, I noticed a scarcity of companies offering seven-segment display drivers. Motivated by this gap in the market, I embarked on designing drivers for seven-segment displays. As this journey progressed and I crafted several drivers, the concept of designing various types of Arduino-based scoreboards began to take shape.

Thus, I coined the project as SCOREDUINO, which not only fulfilled my initial objectives but also evolved into a systematic approach for designing drivers and scoreboards.

This project served a dual purpose:

  1. Offering products that were not widely available in the market. For instance, a visit to platforms like tindie.com would reveal that I am the sole designer selling Scoreboards. Additionally, in many table tennis or futsal clubs, traditional scoreboards are often absent, replaced by digital alternatives like scoreboard apps or computer monitors.
  2. Creating products closely resembling commercial offerings in terms of simplicity, size, price, and aesthetics.

Ultimately, SCOREDUINO transcended from being merely a project to becoming a comprehensive methodology for designing drivers and scoreboards.

SCOREDUINO is an answer to ‘How to design a USUABLE Scoreboard ?’

When exploring Arduino Scoreboards, one often encounters either diminutive displays or overly intricate, aesthetically unpleasing setups characterized by numerous wires and fragile connections. It appears that constructing a scoreboard requires users to delve into programming and electronics, which can be daunting for many. Unfortunately, existing tutorials tend to be overly complex, rendering them impractical for general users seeking to create a functional scoreboard.

In light of these challenges, Scoreduino emerges as a solution to the question of “how to build a scoreboard.” The methodology it offers is refreshingly straightforward, with comprehensive guidance available on this website for the entire design process.

What sets Scoreduino-based scoreboards apart is their user-friendliness, making them ideal for indoor sports settings.

SCOREDUINO DMD Modules

The SCOREDUINO DMD modules are tailored for constructing digital scoreboards and timers utilizing P10 dot matrix displays. Users can effortlessly assemble a scoreboard in just four simple steps:

  1. Prepare the dot matrix display setup.
  2. Connect the SCOREDUINO DMD module to the prepared displays.
  3. Power up both the module and displays.
  4. Utilize the Scoreduino apps to operate the scoreboard.

Cricket Scoreboards display LIVE scores from cricclubs.com, cricheroes.com and playhq.com

Why I made scoreduino.com?

ABOUT SCOREDUINO.COM

SCOREDUINO is integrated into BuildCircuits.com. Initially, I contemplated releasing all scoreboards and seven-segment display drivers under a unified ‘Scoreboards and Drivers’ category on BuildCircuit. However, after investing three years into this endeavor and designing over 50 modules, it became clear to me that the Scoreduino project possesses its own distinct identity. Setting it apart from my other projects seemed essential to allow it to shine in its own right. Consequently, I made the decision to separate Scoreduino from other devices and BuildCircuits.com.

This scoreboard can be controlled from anywhere, with no limit on the control range.

Scoreduino app is different from all other scoreboard apps. With Scoreduino app, you can control ‘real’ scoreboards.

It is made using MIT media lab’s app inventor.

How I designed Scoreduino

I started the Scoreduino project in January 2019. I designed more than 100 modules for the project. I rejected most of the modules and now this website has around 50 devices for the customers.