Scoreduino is an Arduino based programmable controller/device/platform dedicated to building and operating 74LS192 based scoreboards and up & down counters. It is slightly different from the regular Arduino board. It has been modified to make the Arduino compatible with 74LS192. Scoreduino based scoreboards and up & down counters can be controlled with the Scoreduino app.
Types of Scoreduino:
- Scoreduino-A– Use SCORE1 app module to operate Single-digit drivers, SCORE2 app module to operate double digits drivers, and SCORE3 for 3 digits up and down counters
- Scoreduino-B– Use SCORE4 module of the Scoreduinp app. This is used for making a 4 digits scoreboard.
- Scoreduino with inning display– Use SCORE5 module of the Scoreduino app
- Scoreduino for table tennis– Use SCORE6 module of the Scoreduino app
Scoreduino app is an Android app for controlling Scoreduino based up/down counters and scoreboards. The app has altogether 7 individual apps for different scoreboards and up & down counters.
The app sends up and down control signals as well as specific numbers to the Scoreduino device.
Scoreduino apps communicate with Scoreduino devices via Bluetooth. It has been built using MIT media lab’s App Inventor For Android.
The app is FREE and it has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 license.
The ‘SCOREDUINO-A’ module works as a basic controller for up and down counters and seven-segment display drivers. It has 3 switches for up, down, and reset signals. Up switch increases the count and down switch decreases the count and the reset switch resets the count to zero. It works with the Scoreduino app as well as RF remote control.
When operated with the Scoreduino app, users can send specific numbers to the displays. For example, if a user sends 999 from the app, the up-down counter displays 999. There are two buttons to increase or decrease the count.
CD4029 is a presettable binary/decade up and down counter chip. Scoreduino app has a feature to control the CD4029 based up and down counter module. You can connect the CD4029 counter module to Arduino and send up and down signals via Bluetooth. It is the most basic and simplest up and down counter for Arduino enthusiasts.