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A year in review – 2012

Portable Scores was founded one year ago, and in that year quite a bit has happened. Here are some of the highlights of the last year: February 9, 2012, Incorporated. What started as a hobby project became an official business, and more »

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Edge-lit company nameplates

As a weekend side project, and because I felt like improving company morale, and because my local hackerspace Sector67 has a laser cutter, and because I’ve recently been making LED strips to test different LEDs from alternative suppliers (that’s a lot more »

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Thanksgiving Football Game

At Thanksgiving everyone was gathered in the living room watching the game, but the score box is so small on the TV it was hard to read so nobody knew what the score was. We hooked up the scoreboard and more »

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Prototyping Circuit Boards

We’ve recently switched from IR remote controls to RF remote controls, giving us better range, better performance outdoors, and no longer requiring pointing the remote. In order to do this without printing all new and expensive circuit boards, we prototyped more »

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Sponsoring 2013 TEDx Madison

Portable Scores is proud to sponsor TEDx Madison in 2013 by providing the timing systems for the event. Our scoreboard has been used by a lot of people to time speakers, and we’re proud to be showing off ours at more »

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The first scoreboard

While digging around in my old photos, I came across photos of the first prototype of the scoreboard from 2006. It used a 16×20 frame, and we experimented with different finishes for the front.

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24 hour app

Recently Portable Scores participated in Build Madison, a weekend hackathon to build cool things. We brought a scoreboard and offered it to a team that could build a cool project that incorporates it. The DigiTally has Bluetooth and USB and more »

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Remote Progress

One of the biggest complaints with the scoreboard has been with the remote control. In fact, we’ve hated it ever since we started, but we had a few reasons for sticking with it. Lately, though, we’ve been working hard to more »

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High School Volleyball Practice

Using the scoreboard at high school volleyball practices and loving the convenience and the ease of the count down and up clock features of the scoreboard during drills and the scoring feature at other times. The board is getting noticed more »

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Shark Tank’s Daymond John

At a conference recently for professional athletes, venture capitalists, and tech companies, we had the opportunity to meet Daymond John, creator of FUBU and shark on the popular show Shark Tank. We used our scoreboard to time the presentations, and more »

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We built this for all the people and teams who play sports but don't have a big professional scoreboards. It's for tournaments, league sports, gyms, schools, and anyone who wants to get more involved and have more fun with their sports.
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