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by RudyB
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Fun with Arduino 05 Connect More LEDs with Relay or FET

Arduino outputs can only switch 20mA. If we want to control groups of multuple lights on our model railway layout, we will need some more 'oompf'. A 12V power supply will do great and we can use Relay or FET modules, controlled by the Arduino, to swicth the higher current / voltage. How to do this, ...
by RudyB
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Fun with Arduino 04 Readable & Maintainable Code , #define, delay()

The goals in this video are: - To make our code better readable and easier to maintain. - We imagine pin 8 operates 20 street lights on a model railway layout. They switch on when we press the button. To simulate a night cycle we want them to stay on for 3 minutes and then automatically switch off a...
by RudyB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Fun with Arduino 03 Connect an External LED and resistor

I was running behind with posts ... parts 2 and 3 are here now. To control the on board LED is fun, but the real fun only starts when we can control external LEDs, like on a switch panel, or on a model railway layout. This video is about how to connect a LED and how to choose the value of the series...
by RudyB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Fun with Arduino 02 Digital Input and Output

In this second video we start writing code ( 4 lines :) ) The goal is to switch the on-board LED on when a push button is pressed. We'll come across commands like pinMode, digitalRead, digitalWrite and we even throw in an if-then-else. Link to Fun with Arduino 02 Digital Input and Output https://up....
by RudyB
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos
Replies: 50
Views: 2891

Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

Fun with Arduino - 01 - Getting Started in 6 Easy Steps. I bet almost everyone here at the forum has heard about the Arduino and how much fun and how useful it can be to model railroaders and to other hobbyists. Price is no issue at about 3,- £$€. But not every hobbyist has affinity with electronics...
by RudyB
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Digikeijs DR5000 03 Connect Phone / Tablet to WiFi and use the Z21 app

Oops … for some reason Digikeijs DR5000 video 3 never got posted here … Altzheimer?

Here it is yet. It’s about how to connect to WiFi and use the Z21 app on your phone or tablet.

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by RudyB
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Digikeijs DR5000 04 Connect to a Network via a Router

Video 04 on the Digikeijs DR5000 is out. It’s about how to connect to your home network via a router. The reason to do this is if your DR5000 is further than 5m away from your PC, the maximum length for a USB cable.

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by RudyB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Digikeijs DR5000 02 Control Properties and Settings Window

This video is about the DR5000 Control Properties / Settings window and about the settings in the Drive- and Switch windows. One of the important settings is the number of speed steps we want the DR5000 to send to our loco’s. In most cases 28 steps is a good default value, which also works fine with...
by RudyB
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3709

Traincontroller 54 - Stations

Traincontroller 9 has the option to work with Stations. A Station is a collection of blocks that we allocate to it. Once Stations are defined several new options are available. The video shows three: - A local Spontaneous-Run: the train will never run further away than one block from the station. - ...
by RudyB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station

Thanks Richard. More to follow soon.
by RudyB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Videos on the Digikeijs DR5000 Command Station

Video 01 – install > connect > drive The Digikeijs DR5000 is one of the most versatile DCC command Stations currently on the market. With its wealth of connection options and multitude of data communication protocols on board, and also given it’s very fair price point, it quickly became popular in t...
by RudyB
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3709

Traincontroller 53 - Speed profiling an engine with an external measurement device

TC9 has this new option to use a third party speed measurement device to do the measurements during the engine speed calibration process. This way the time it takes to profile an engine is dramatically reduced. And besides that ... it is also fun. If you do not own a speed measurement device, and if...
by RudyB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: A loco speed measurement device for € 6,- (Arduino based)
Replies: 0
Views: 328

A loco speed measurement device for € 6,- (Arduino based)

The Traincontroller 9 User Manual, page 128, says: "Traincontroller Gold provides the possibility to perform all speed measurements with third party measurement facilities ...". Koploper and iTrain offer the same feature … the speed table can be manually edited. This greatly speeds up the ...
by RudyB
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3709

Traincontroller 52 – New Engine Functions: Operations List & Short Distance Move

Traincontroller 52 – New Engine Functions: Operations List & Short Distance Move In the ‘Functions’ tab of the properties window of an engine we can define the functions that the digital decoder that is built into the engine supports. Often these are things like headlight, cabin light, shunt spe...
by RudyB
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Video's on working with Traincontroller
Replies: 55
Views: 3709

Traincontroller 51: New Switchboard Elements : Gates and Crossovers

Version 9 has a few new switchboard items available: A: The space saving crossover. Formerly, to enable trains to switch between two parallel tracks, it took 4 junctions. With the new 'crossover' track elements it takes half the space. Each crossover has 2 decoder addresses to control the 2 turnouts...

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