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BU ScoreBoard (IoT ScoreBoard) © GPL3+

The BU ScoreBoard is an internet connected scoreboard that displays real time scores of a user selected sports game.

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Components and supplies

Photon new
Particle Photon
Used to grab the scores from the sports api
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Ardgen mega
Arduino Mega 2560 & Genuino Mega 2560
Used to post the scores to the seven segment displays
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1434509556 android phone color
Android device
The device used for the App
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Apps and online services

BUScore App
Gives users the ability to select a game
My Sports Feeds
API used for grabbing scores

About this project

Introduction

Have you ever watched a football game at home and wished you had the score displayed on an actual scoreboard to go along with it? Probably not! But I made one anyways! Just use the BUScore App on your Android device to select any NHL, NFL, NBA, or MLB game and get up to the date scores posted instantly! The scoreboard will continue to pull the scores throughout the game.

The BU ScoreBoard consists of three major parts:

  • An Android app that allows the user to select a sports game
  • A WiFi module that can grab the scores from the selected game
  • An Arduino that can post the scores to the seven segment displays

App

The BUScore App gives the user the ability to select any NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLB game for the current date. The first screen asks for the league of the game they want displayed:

The app then grabs all of the matchups for the current date from the sports API (MySportsFeeds). The user can then select the game they want displayed:

The app then sends the selected game to the particle photon and informs the user that the matchup has been set:

WiFi Module

The Particle Photon will then grab the game data from the sports API every ten seconds. The game data consists of the away score, home score, current period/quarter/inning, and the time remaining. It will send the scores to the Arduino Mega over serial.

Arduino

The Arduino Mega will post these scores to the seven segment displays.

Code

BuScoreBoard SuperProject
Superproject that contains the repositories for the app (BUScoreApp), Particle Photon (BUHover), and Arduino Mega (BUBattle).

Custom parts and enclosures

The 3D model for the frame of the scoreboard that was printed

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