Gemma M0  or Gemma v2 (We recommend using the Gemma M0 as it is easier to program and more compatible with modern computers)

A mini or full sized basketball hoop. Check your local sports shop or hobby store!
Red,Yellow,and Black Hookup Wire
The IR sensor and IR LED are only needed if you going to have the lights shine when you score a point.
5mm IR LED                                                                                                    


IR Sensor


Heat Shrink Tubing-Skinny Type


You will also need some zip ties & velcro
You can choose how you want to power the project. There's two options - one for beginners and one for more advanced users

Power choices!

Beginners may want to go with option #1 - a 3 x AAA battery pack. This is really easy to use, just pop in 3 AAA alkaline or rechargeable batteries. Its less expensive than a LiPo battery, but its also heavier and doesn't have to coolness of built in recharge-ability.

Advanced users can go with option #2 - a lithium polymer battery pack. This is a thin rechargeable battery. It's a little more expensive but its much lighter and thinner. You have to do some more soldering to attach a switch, and an external charger is required.

Parts for Option #1

Parts for Option #2

Lipo Battery (Make sure this is charged! Use the USB charger to charge it up.)

Tools Needed

This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2014. It was last updated on Apr 24, 2024.

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