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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by Bealman on Today at 03:45:45 am »
Yes, sorry about the repeat info. But I've been having a lot of trouble posting here for some reason. I keep getting FORBIDDEN messages and stuff disappearing.

The fault appears to have fixed itself, but it's had me stumped, as well as wasting a lot of time!
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by MalcolmInN on Today at 03:40:53 am »
Yes, I saw your earlier post (since vanished !) about no digitals, so I put the arduino-ho-ho-ho in just for fun :)

But it did lead (lateral thinking) to a google and surf for youtube-to-screensaver softwares

and reminded me of a youtube downloader that I used to use many years ago https://www.youtubedownloaderhd.com/ which achieves the same result by a loop display on a screen in a video player like VLC.



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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by Bealman on Today at 03:30:40 am »
Just 4 standard two-transistor flip-flops switching groups of LEDs on & off.

The real trick is the clever PCB design.

However, you're correct - you still have 126 LEDs to solder in!
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by Bealman on Today at 03:29:35 am »
No Arduinos involved!
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by MalcolmInN on Today at 02:43:49 am »
Ho-ho-ho,
guess who has a "Riding Santa" screensaver :) made from the youtube version of the vid I posted earlier ;)
saves soldering a load of LEDs or messing with an arduino,
just put it on a Window tablet and park it under the tree
ho-ho-ho
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by MalcolmInN on Today at 02:16:51 am »
111 to go!
Argh, it was 68 just now when I last looked ! You found some more :) ?

Arduino-ho-ho-ho  ;)  :no:
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Layout Construction / Re: Llanrumney TMD
« Last post by crewearpley40 on Today at 02:15:13 am »
i googled deltics in south wales :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtuPVdT4sgQ

charter trains and some strange workings last year
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DCC / Re: 2D-019-006 Dapol Class 43 HST East Coast Book Set DCC
« Last post by LASteve on Today at 02:03:42 am »
Hi Addy

Four months ago I think I was asking exactly the same question in this very forum as a complete newcomer to this. I jumped in feet-first with a 3-car Graham Farish DMU Class 101 I found on eBay (complete steal, I have to say) - DCC ready.

In the non-powered trailer I used a Zimo chip/sugar cube speaker from YouChoos - the programmed sounds are for a Class 108, but I sure as heck can't tell the difference. In the powered trailer I used a generic 6-pin decoder from my local hobby shop, I'm not sure what brand, but it didn't cost much more than $30, if that.

Fitting and programming was straightforward, the hardest part was to get inside the trailers without breaking anything - the body shells did not want to come off - some thin guitar picks slipped between body and chassis eventually did the trick. I put the speaker in the top of the first-class section of the composite trailer.

Programming - one at a time on the programming track, just set both trailers to the same address. You might need to flip forward/reverse on one of them to get them to match, but I didn't have that problem, they just worked in tandem right off the bat.

That was about it. I was surprised how little trickery you needed to get it all done!

Good luck!
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by Bealman on Today at 02:03:06 am »


15 LEDs down, 111 to go!
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Electronics / Re: Riding Santa
« Last post by Bealman on Today at 02:02:25 am »
Cool!  :thumbsup:
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