The scoreboard will collect game info from the ESPN website over WiFi and display it on a real-time physical scoreboard.
Ok, so just to start off: I have no idea what I am doing. I mean I know programming pretty well and I know the basics of circuit theory and such, but this is a much bigger project than any that I have been a part of before. This will be a huge learning experience for me. Constructive criticism is welcomed. I have never worked with an ESP8266 which will be the heart of my project and my current source of frustration.
So brief backstory while we are all here:
A few years ago I saw an article on hackaday that sounded really cool (http://hackaday.com/2011/07/28/live-nba-scoreboard-with-huge-7-segment-displays/)
I showed it to two friends and we thought we could make something similar. I made scoreboard.jessicabellon.com in PHP in about three hours. The source code is very crude because prior to and since then I have never done anything else with PHP. If it is the off season when you read this... Sorry. Anyways after that it kind of fizzled out because my two friends never really did anything with it. (Not trying to throw them under the bus, I still love them)
So now, a few years later and several more engineering classes under my belt I have decided to attempt to do it all by myself.
I have some parts and some rough plans about how I am going to do this but that is something I will share with you later. This post is wordy enough as is.