Not being content with a simple foosball table, the team at Sinnerschrader in Germany have literally dragged the game into the 21st century. Using Arduino hardware and some photosensors to detect when a goal has been succesful, the game statistics are then sent real-time to an Internet service to collate the data and also display it using mobile apps. Watch the following video for a brief introduction:
This project has to be one of the most amazing examples of updating a game to the 21st century. Furthermore, Sinnerschrader have made the software and designs open-source so you can recreate or modify the project with your own foosball table.
To get your own foosball table or other project connected to the Internet, consider theFreetronics EtherTen - the Arduino Uno-compatible board with onboard Ethernet, microSD card and optional PoE support:
However to get started and for detailed information, inspiration and instructions, visit their website here.