BY BEN GRAHAM
If you’re a sports fan (playing sports that is), then you’ve probably wished
at some time that you had a way to keep track of goals while practicing or
competing. Whether you’re practicing hoops at the gym or on the driveway,
the VEX two-digit scoreboard will keep track of the number of shots you’ve
made. This article will deal with just the construction of the scoreboard so it
can be used with any sport or anything that needs a big, two-digit display.
Step 1 - Making The Front Panel
1A - Cut out a rectangle 18. 5" by 15. 5" from the (a)
foam core board, (b) cardboard, and (c) black
posterboard. Download and print the template from the
Nuts & Volts website at www.nutsvolts.com. Then, cut out
the black segments leaving the open area as a stencil.
■ FIGURE 1. These are the
dimensions of the scoreboard.
*Note: The middle section of the
scoreboard is an overlap, not a
gap (if you were to use two