My team was thinking of using a large white board and having different quadrants. Our 2 coaches could each mark tally marks for each ball in the quadrants for different goal areas, one coach does us and the other our opponents.
We might make an app to do this with 4 quadrants that you tap for adding balls that automatically calculates score. Should be relatively simple.
Maybe make the app and attach the phone to a monitor?
Nothing but Net appears to be such an active game that I believe scores will change frequently. I’d like for the audience to see the change in scores. I can rig up a hardware system to detect the presence of a ball in a goal, but now the idea of updating score and displaying it during an event.
VRC Nationals here in New Zealand had live scoring for Skyrise powered by a few smartphones and a backend server (which may or may not have been running on a raspberry pi, unless that was one of the other features of the event?).
It was pretty cool, and I’ll be disappointed if it isn’t used again (and improved) for the NbN season.
Do you mean like a code that auto aims at the net and adjusts angle or speed to make it in the net 9/10 times? This is totally possible and i am working on something that will be able to do this. The driver will get the balls and press a button and then the robot will turn to face the goal and fire all the balls and then give the driver back control
So… this is not about automated scoring, but as folks are talking about white boards and apps - we downloaded this one on an iphone last night for free from the itunes app store. It is very simple to keep score, adds the bonus points as well as low and high elevation score. It’s made by “DWAB Technology, LLC” and seems pretty good so far. Screen shot attached and link below.
For live scoring, I don’t think the app is really fast enough. You would really need something that allows the score to be updated with a single push of a button. If I get a chance, I might try and create an app that can do this.