My friends and I always have a Desktop Football match when we’re after work. But there’s no referee judge who wins or loses, so I made this score indicator with seeeduino and Grove Modules. And it’s fair to play a match with my friends.
By the time you’re done with the project you will get the following experience:
- Be familiar with Arduino/Seeeduino;
- Enjoy your match;
- Show off the work to your friends.
Now, let’s get started.
You should fix the Grove - IR Distance sensor to the export of the ball, just as the picture below shows.
You should use the Acrylic sheet to fix the Seeeduino and Digital display module. As shown in the figure below.
Then my friend from Seeed help me cutting the Acrylic sheet. I guess you don't have a laser cutting at home, you can find some in the hacker space near from you easily. If there's no hacker space nearby, you can try the Laser Cutting Service supply by Seeed.
You can download the Design Drawing by click here.
Connect the Grove Modules as the figure below shows.
Then you’ll get your Score Indicator. Below is my work.
We assume you have connected your Arduino\Seeeduino board and computer well with USB.
1. Download demo code from the Github.
2. Click “Download zip” button on right side of webpage to download all codes.
3. Decompress the downloaded zip files to
“C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\Arduino\” and remove “-master” in decompressed file name.
4. Launch Arduino IDE.
5. Click Sketch>Add file to add Score_Indicator.ino file from
6. Press CTRL +U to upload codes to your board. Wait a while, there will be prompt like following figure:
Congratulations, you have already completed the most of the work.
Every goal, the Buzzer will ring. When one gets the first 5/10/20 points , the buzzer will play the success music.
If you accidentally touch the Grove IR Distance sensor, or for a long time(5 seconds) didn’t take the ball, the Score Indicator maybe gauge scores by mistake. At this time you can short press the button(Less than one second) to return to the previous results. The Score Indicator can be circular storage score 10 times.
Long press the Grove Button (More than one second ) can be restored to its original state.
Now, enjoy the match with your friends.
This project is made as an Open Source Project. It's a starting point. Let your creativity go wild with the mechanical, electrical and software design. Make the demo your own. Decorate it. Improve the work. No matter what, write a recipe about it.
To share and progress together.