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by timbologist
Tue May 22, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Hello again Welcome to PROJECT 1 STAGE 3 The program is getting longer and more complex as it is having to deal with problems from the outside world that happen to slowly for the Arduino to deal with. So I have had to add a couple of while loops that do nothing except make the program sit there wait...
by timbologist
Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Over the weekend went and re-structured the CAN_BUS messages and ID's so that it would allow me more efficient programming and faster execution of the program. Not that time is much of an issue here. Finally added the service brake function, so now when the service brake is pressed the train gradual...
by timbologist
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Video is now up on Vimeo. You will notice that there is a bit of a delay from when the button is pressed to when the lights start or stop flashing, this is because if the program is in the section of the program where the delay is, it takes awhile before it goes and reads the switches. later on I wi...
by timbologist
Fri May 18, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

As you can see from the program listing the program has grown a lot and is a lot more complex. Those who are experienced programmers will note that there is a lot of redundant code in here that needlessly executes each time through the loop. I have done this to make the program less complicated for ...
by timbologist
Fri May 18, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Scratch and Kit building
Topic: CAD 3D PRINTING MODEL MAKING
Replies: 89
Views: 14767

Re: CAD 3D PRINTING MODEL MAKING

These Chinese printers are a pain in the butt. As I have said previously my Wanhao D7 has been nothing but trouble from the beginning, and just after my last post the D7 failed again. I purchased this printer from an agent that is in Australia which has turned out to be a good thing. After the Janua...
by timbologist
Thu May 17, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

In my last post I made the following statement that is incorrect the data size is actually limited to 8 bytes as defined in the standard. The message format is what I decided I needed in my case, just as long as the header gives the correct information about amount of data then it can be virtually a...
by timbologist
Wed May 16, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Hi all Below is a screen capture of the serial monitor showing the communications between the Arduinos used in my train control system. there is still a lot of work to be done on this side of things. Using HEX format for all the data makes things that much easier as everything is in the same format,...
by timbologist
Tue May 15, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Tonight I received a reply about my appeal to YouTube about the Video of the Crossing Flasher being taken down. Below is there reply Dear timbologist: Thank you for submitting your video appeal to YouTube. After further review, we've determined that your video doesn't violate our Community Guideline...
by timbologist
Tue May 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Well as threatened I have put another no thrills cheap and nasty boring video on Vimeo. You can think of it as punishment for sins in your past life. :lol: :twisted: https://vimeo.com/269534963 It just shows how I am progressing with this project at the moment, all is running quite nicely, and have ...
by timbologist
Tue May 15, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

PROJECT 1 STAGE 2 PART A. As with with stage 1 I have broken this up into 2 parts Software and Hardware as they seem to get vary large quickly. As can be seen from the new Schematic and the breadboard I have added 2 Push Button Switches and 1 Toggle Switch plus 3 10k resisters that are used to pull ...
by timbologist
Mon May 14, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED
Replies: 231
Views: 20215

Re: MY NEW LAYOUT ARDUINO CONTROLLED

Well I am making more slow progress, now have the hand controller, master Arduino and slave Arduino A1 all on the CAN-BUS successfully talking to each other. and the hand controller shows the block number the train is in. I now have complete control of the train that is running. Over the next couple...
by timbologist
Mon May 14, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

After have problems with YouTube with my Video I have loaded it onto Vimeo so see what happens here.
https://vimeo.com/269534670
So far so good :wink:
by timbologist
Sun May 13, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

I have no idea why this has been removed it must have got removed from the time i loaded it on YouTube to the Time I posted on the forum as I tried the link and got what you got. :shock: :?: :!: It must have been because it had the word flashing in it :wink: I have already submitted an appeal agains...
by timbologist
Sun May 13, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

PROJECT 1 STAGE 1 PART B

PROJECT 1 STAGE 1 PART B Welcome all back to this project, this post I will go through the Software to run these Level Crossing Lights. So firstly I have put up a boring video on YouTube to show the results of the program and hardware at the end of stage 1 https://youtu.be/q7faN8wXi-4 The code for t...
by timbologist
Fri May 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP
Replies: 98
Views: 9363

Re: ARDUINO PROGRAMMING, AND INTERFACING HELP

Circa future project how about using the Arduino to control RC servos for turnout control. With each turnout operated by a simple toggle or push button switch, don't know what the maximum number of servos the Arduino can control but as many as possible on one board would be nice. Glad this is of in...

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