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by timbologist
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Hi Timbologist Can you explain why a reed switch needs a a dozen discrete components including an I.C. for what is just a switch and what the pot is for? At least I know somebody is keeping an eye on me. I picked this module as it had a nice picture and there was no need to add any external compone...
by timbologist
Thu May 31, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Well I'm back again as threatened. Today will start discussing the various methods to connect the Level Crossing Flasher up to the layout. There are 2 main categories which I shall call intrusive and non-intrusive. Firstly intrusive is devices are those that are required to be placed in line of the ...
by timbologist
Sat May 26, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

I have a similar toggled arrangement using bicolour 3-legged red/green leds for two purposes on my DCC track. Thank you for you input for the use of multi-coloured LED'S. Some of you may ask why cannot I use a multicoloured led for the track polarity indicator. Referring to the attached schematic t...
by timbologist
Fri May 25, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

PROJECT 02 TRACK POLARITY INDICATOR

Nothing like being side tracked, had a PM from a member regarding what to buy. But they also asked about using an Arduino to check the track voltage polarity on a DC system as to which is positive and which is negative. For the Arduino this is a pretty easy task, but would be a massive overkill, but...
by timbologist
Fri May 25, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT

TimberSurf wrote:OK Timbologist, first out of the box, what the ???? is the name? Is that ozzy? How do you get four L's, never ever seen that before!

I'll give you a hint it's Welsh and it is 4 words with the spaces removed. So I'll let you think about that for awhile :twisted:
by timbologist
Fri May 25, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS

Not having a good time with these new threads forgot to subscribe to them :oops: so was getting no notifications. So effectively CanBus is "plug 'n' Play"? Yes it is pretty much plug and play, since Bosch developed this system for Automotive use, it just works. And is the nearest thing to ...
by timbologist
Thu May 24, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT

Hi, you''ve posted the wrong bit of the link for the Electronics section. It should look similar to the one just above it, or simply navigate to the topic highlight the entire URL line and copy and paste it into your post. What you've posted looks like the URL of the editor. Somedays the lights on ...
by timbologist
Thu May 24, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS

So Today finally have got the Auto Acceleration or Train Start moving and running button working. Now don't have to twiddle the knob to get the train running any more. At present the final speed is a fixed value, which I will make selectable as different Loco's will have different settings. With Han...
by timbologist
Thu May 24, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Due to an error on my part in this thread thread regarding my layout under construction. I have probably put people off by the title so I have now broken it up into 2 separate threads one for scenery and the layout. And I now have shown the layouts correct name "AMSERARALLLLEARALL" AMSERAR...
by timbologist
Thu May 24, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT
Replies: 4
Views: 563

AMSERARALLLLEARALL SCENERY AND LAYOUT

Due to an error on my part my main thread regarding my layout under construction, I called it "MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED" I have probably put people off by the title so I have now broken it up into 2 separate threads on for scenery and this one for the electronics. The mixed up thre...
by timbologist
Thu May 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

AMSERARALLLLEARALL ELECTRONICS

Due to an error on my part my main thread regarding my layout under construction, I called it "MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED" I have probably put people off by the title so I have now broken it up into 2 separate threads on for scenery and this one for the electronics. The mixed up thre...
by timbologist
Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Hello again Thank you for taking the time to check that out, I will grab some physical hardware to play with then Next lesson :) I am here to give help in any manor that is required so that you can have a trouble free learning experience. Attached is a Zip file containing a much neater layout for th...
by timbologist
Tue May 22, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Yep did it exactly as you suggested I think I could be the program I have downloaded that program and managed to get it to run in Linux, and get the same error as you did does not like this statement " for ( int count=0;count<5; ) " tried separating it into 2 separate statements as thus i...
by timbologist
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9365

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Oh btw I use a program called UnoArdSim and tried to run your program but when it compiled it came up with and error saying it was looking for something after a bracket? I don’t have my laptop now but will let you know what line the error is on Not sure about that as I have copied the code using se...
by timbologist
Tue May 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Dad-1 wrote:I've never bothered to read this thread before ...... 'cos it was all beyond my
understanding.


I probably mucked up here by putting the scenery and the electronics in the same thread. I have been thinking of splitting it up into layout and electronics

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