There is nothing better than the FIFA World Cup to get you into a sporty mood. But what if you’re not quite prepared for the football festival? Need a score counter or perhaps an automated drink maker?
The answer is simple: do it yourself!
What better way to get into the spirit of football than by creating your own football tech projects that are not only fun but also practical? These projects show how it’s done.
1. Arduino Bluetooth Scoreboard
This giant scoreboard was built on the YouTube channel I Like To Make Stuff. Using a wooden frame, some LEDs, 3D printed diffusion and an Arduino, this project can be completed in a weekend.
If you don’t have room for such a large scoreboard, simply reduce the size. Clear instructions and high quality videos will show you how to make your own. You don’t even have to use Bluetooth if you don’t want to.
2.Arduino Goal Counter
This Ondrej Krama project is a great way to keep track of results. A little simpler than the previous project, this one uses a remote central locking device from the car.
3. Arduino Table Football Goal Counter
This cool project from YouTube creators OSZ Täuffelen is a great way to digitize your table football game. Built once again using an Arduino, this project uses LED sensors to detect when a team has scored a goal.
4 Raspberry Pi Ball Tracking Robot
Built by YouTube channel Circuit Digest, this neat little robot uses a Raspberry Pi at its core. Built with multiple motors, a Raspberry Pi camera, and some code written in Python, this machine could be the start of your robot football squad!
A video tutorial is not provided, but a complete written tutorial with code is provided.