Game Point Counter
By James Deromedi
James had a need to easily keep track of points when playing board games with his friends and family. He then came up with a design for a device that could be used to keep track of his total game points as well as his opponents total game points. What makes this project truly special, is that it combines many of the tools in DaBL and offers an example of how they can be used together. James is a former Creative and Technical Specialist and therefore possess experience with all of DaBL's equipment. The project started on a breadboard in order to test all of the electronical components. Next, a schematic of the board was created in Autodesk Eagle which could then be fabricated on our CNC Mill. Additionally, all wires and electronics needed to be soldered together. Fusion 360 was then used to construct a housing space for all of the electronics which was made on our 3D printers. Finally, all the pieces could be assembled as one. The final product is shown below. Each of the buttons controls whether the displayed counter should increase, decrease, or be reset. This required numerous iterations and a lot of perserverence. Great work James!