[Sebastian] works at an engineering business testing cars and truck ECUs, head units, as well as all the confusing wiring harnesses discovered in the contemporary automobile. It’s great work, however not precisely fun, so [Sebastian]’s bosses bought a foosball table so the workers might unwind. The foosball tables have been there for a number of years, as well as now everybody at the business is really, truly great at twirling bit football players on a stick. With their present rule set (at least 6 goals as well as 2 goals ahead), matches last at least twenty minutes.

[Sebastian] came up with a solution to this problem: a KickerClock – something between a chess clock as well as an automated score keeper for foosball. The gadget has two seven-segment screens for every team, as well as a countdown timer for both of the four as well as a half minute rounds. All the documentation is up in [Sebastian]’s Google Drive, as well as he plans on adding a few neat features such as automated score keeping.

The easter egg for this submission? The buttons for scoring each goal are utilized as combination lock. By scoring eight black team goals (H=8), one silver team goal (A=1), three black goals (C=3), as well as eleven silver goals (K=11), the Hackaday URL shows up on the seven-segment displays. Extremely well hidden, as well as a excellent method to effectively squander time at work.

Video of the KickerClock, as well as the easter egg, offered below.

This is an entry in the Fubarino Contest for a possibility at one of the 20 Fubarino SD boards which Microchip has put up as prizes!