In my thesis named Designing a modern take on the scorebox for olympic fencing I present the area of modern fencing, focusing on the scoring apparatus. The development of the sport and its equipment is presented. As part of the research I studied existing scoring apparati, their elements, principle of operation and use. I researched the factors affecting the quality of their functioning. Based on my findings I developed a product in which I implemented solutions tailored specifically for use in fencing clubs. A prototype was made, in which I implemented a novel method for fencers to operate the device.