Scoreboard Construction



With the availability of powerful and cheap micro controllers, it’s relatively easy to design and build an electronic scoreboard. The Raspberry Pi micro controller has everything that is needed. The internet is full of design examples, code snippets and programming libraries.

Initially, I wanted to build a simple scoreboard to only display the summed up runs, innings and balls/strikes/outs. But let’s face it – a complete scoreboard with all innings is so much cooler. So my small project grew from this


to this:


The following descriptions are not intended to be a step by step instruction. See them as a source of inspiration. Where possible, I’ve published my documentation and files. Especially for the the mechanical design and the housing I didn’t always document the construction, as I mostly went forward using what I had available and improvising.

Everything here is made available free of charge, under coverage by the GNU General Public License. However, if you do use the information to build your own scoreboard, please make sure that the Erding Mallards are mentioned.

You can contact me through the contact form.

Anders Lind, Erding, January 2016

Basic Design
Driver Board
Power Supply
LED Numbers
Mechanical Construction
Mounting and Weather Protection