Although the Freetronics dot matrix displays are already very large and very bright, the ability to chain these displays together means that they are perfect for building an outdoor scoreboard. This is exactly what Freetronics customer joevpt has done. The scoreboard uses 24 DMD displays which are controlled by 6 Arduino boards.
Impressively the scoreboard updates automatically from an iPhone app which is used to keep track of the scores at joevpt’s rugby club. If you want to read more about this project checkout this thread on our forum.
If you are impressed by this project and want to build your own scoreboard, why not checkout our range of displays. They 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 easily, and can be daisy-chained together for extended displays. For more information, see our range of Dot Matrix Displays.