ECE497 Project - Paper Football

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Team members: Russell Johnson, Griffin Steffy

Executive Summary

This project consists of creating a paper football game board and adding digital features and automation including scoring, possession, and a jumbotron. Two 7-segment displays are used for the scoring for the Home and Away teams. There is also an LED for each team that will light up in order to indicate who has possession. A switch is used to change possession from one team to another. A jumbotron displays various prompts such as whose turn it is as well as videos pertaining to scoring.


Parts used for this project:

  • BeagleBone Green Wireless
  • Adafruit 2.4" TFT LCD Display [Part No. ILI9341]
  • Adafruit IR Break Beam Sensors (x5) [Part No. HD-DS25CM-3MM]
  • Adafruit 0.56" 4-Digit 7-Segment Display w/I2C Backpack (x2)
  • A switch
  • A pushbutton
  • 2 LEDs
  • Plenty of wire and shrink wrap
  • Approximately a 2' by 1' flat piece of wood (about 3/4" thick)
  • 6' board that is about 3/4" by 3/4"

Installation Instructions

Installing Necessary Libraries

  1. Checkout the project repository:
 git clone
 cd ECE434_project
  1. Run the script to install all of the necessary Adafruit libraries

Getting the Necessary Hardware

User Instructions

GitHub Repository:



Theory of Operation


Work Breakdown

Project Timeline Project Timeline.jpg

Future Work