One of my passions has been trying to discover non-media uses for Chromecast or Cast-enabled devices, such as Nexus Player.
This DIY post from Anthony Richardson discusses how you can create an inexpensive scoreboard for a gymnasium using the Chromecast and a projector. This is a great suggestion and use of Chromecast, so I thought I’d share the idea.
If you’re already connecting the Chromecast to a projector, then you’re covered. If you need to add a second projector, use a splitter; Amazon has a variety.
Anthony’s post does a good job of explaining how to make the system work. Anthony suggests using a travel router – another option is Zyzel — to create a private network for broadcasting the scoreboard.
Anthony suggests two scoreboard apps, Volleyball Score (free) and Scoreboard +++ ($1.99), but there are hundreds available. I notice Scoreboard +++ includes a variety of different sports — Basketball, Futsal, Handball, Ping Pong, Tennis, Volley, Water Polo — so this app might be a better overall value, despite the price.
Now I guess it’s time to break out the projector, Chromecast, and my mini-table tennis set for a tournament with the Droid Tots.