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Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by ricker24, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. ricker24

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    Hello, I am new to the site and fairly new to electronics but am very interested in learning. Right now I am looking for someone to point me to a thread that has a circuit diagram of how to build a 2 digit scoreboard using either just led lights or 7 segment displays. Thanks for any replies.
     
  2. nerdegutta

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    Hi, and welcome!

    What are your budget?
    How big should the scoreboard be?
    Should it be one digit or multiple?
    Inside or outside?
     
  3. ricker24

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    This will be used outside but only with dry weather. I would like to have 2 to 3 inch digits. I need 4 digits. I would like to basically just make it a 2 digit counter for each team(2 teams) that can be changed one number at a time and it will be scored from 1 to 21 with a reset switch. Budget is flexible but doesnt need to be extravagant. Thanks.
     
  4. nerdegutta

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    The least amount of LED I could think of is 92. See attachment. Then you need the power to run this... Have you googled 'big 7-segment' displays, or scoreboard. I could be wrong...
     
  5. ricker24

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    Yes I have found some 3 inch 7 segments on Ebay. I have not been able to find a good diagram on how to build this with a reset switch and single digit segments.
     
  6. nerdegutta

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    Actually, I think you only need 84 LEDs.
     
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  7. someonesdad

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    Make sure you test the LEDs or 7-segment displays you plan to use outside first in the appropriate lighting conditions. They might be hard to see.
     
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