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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
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I don't think you connected the grounds, Dave.
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Have you looked at OpenDCC?
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I "glanced" at OpenDCC but it did not strike me as a Arduino project? smiley-confuse
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What about the other Google hits?
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They brought me here! smiley

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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