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1  Topics / Device Hacking / Project idea (dart board interface) on: January 03, 2013, 10:24:22 pm
To start, I have a basic understanding of electronics and circuits, and a tinkering nature... but not much experience  so please be gentle smiley

I recently bought an electronic dart board (for the automatic scoring features) and soon came to realize how limited in functionality most commercially available electronic dart boards are.
It got me to thinking... why not interface the simple sensors behind the board with a controller to a computer so I can add the functionality found in the commercial grade boards to my home dart board.

But, being a beginner at this stuff, I am not really sure where to start.
I figure a minimum of 62 inputs are required (assuming both "single" scoring pads of each number on the board are counted as one) so I assume I would need a port expander shield and the ATmega2560 since it has only 54 digital inputs...  but at this stage I am just guessing.

If anyone could point me in the right direction or provide any insight, It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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