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JohnHill

I am a real newbie, my Arduino (actually a "YourDuinoRobot" compatible, Duemilanove clone?) only arrived yesterday and I have never coded C++.  However I paid the rent by coding Delphi for a decade or so and feel I am potentially up to the coding side.

Now, my project which I would like comment on please.  I am considering a DDC (i.e. model train) controller for our Lego trains set. The trains are already fitted with decoders so I am only interested in a controller at this stage.

I am planning to use a PC to  send a table of train addresses with speed, function etc which the Adruino will convert to the required NRMA DCC block format and pass it to an H-bridge motor controller circuit to drive the tracks.

It sounds like a big job for a newbie and I am hoping there are libraries that will make it easier for me.

Any comments greatly appreciated.

John

AWOL

Have you looked at OpenDCC?
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
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JohnHill

I "glanced" at OpenDCC but it did not strike me as a Arduino project? :~

AWOL

What about the other Google hits?
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.

JohnHill

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Oct 10, 2012, 09:31 am Last Edit: Oct 10, 2012, 09:34 am by JohnHill Reason: 1
They brought me here! :)

But they also took me to http://www.oscale.net/en/simpledcc  which looks interesting for what I have in mind.

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