August 12, 2013

Outdoor sports scoreboard built with Freetronics Dot Matrix Displays

In the last few days a Freetronics customer Bruce Fitzimons published details of his outdoor scoreboard based around three of our Dot Matrix Display units. It's perfect for counting scores between two playing teams, and the time can also be displayed without the use of a seperate real-time clock IC. The system is powered from a pair of sealed lead-acid batteries which allows the unit to be portable and taken on "away games".

That's a useful and great example of a finished project, which hopefully inspires others to do so as well. You can review Bruce's Arduino sketch and understand more from his github. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

For the uninitiated, the Freetronics Dot Matrix Displays are simple to use, yet very bright for indoor and outdoor situations. Available in various colours, the 32 x 16 LED matrix can display text and graphics quite easily - and can be daisy-chained together for extended displays. For more information, see our range of Dot Matrix Displays here

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