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Title: New DCC design
Post by: Bealman on January 01, 2020, 05:18:27 AM
Just a heads up mainly for Aussie members, I guess, but I know that these designs usually end up in the British magazine Everyday Electronics too.

The January issue of Silicon Chip has a DCC controller project based on an Arduino Uno and two shields which you construct yourself.

I haven't had a chance to check it out in detail (newsagent closed, being New Years Day), but it looks interesting.
Title: Re: New DCC design
Post by: N_GaugeModeller on January 01, 2020, 08:52:06 AM
Add DCC to your model train layout with Arduino! - January 2020 - Silicon Chip Online
http://www.siliconchip.com.au/Issue/2020/January/Add+DCC+to+your+model+train+layout+with+Arduino%21?res=nonflash (http://www.siliconchip.com.au/Issue/2020/January/Add+DCC+to+your+model+train+layout+with+Arduino%21?res=nonflash)

Probably easier to use the well established DCC++ which does all that with one generic motor shield but still nice to see model rail getting a mention.

Title: Re: New DCC design
Post by: kirky on January 01, 2020, 04:07:01 PM
Yes I would concur with @N_GaugeModeller (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=7874) that the arduino with DCC++ is very good. So good that I've recently replaced one of my controllers with an arduino/dcc++ and JMRI system. I have plans for a second one - at about ten quid for a dcc system, I think its excellent. OK, its low powered but for us in the N gauge world its not a massive problem. And easily rectified with a better motor shield.
And whats more, if I can manage to put it together then it must be straight forward. There are some very good tutorials on youtube.
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