So let me start by saying i only started with the Arduino just after Christmas so i,m a complete newbie with this, but i have been progressing on my goal of using Arduino for a Model Railway layout control device.
I have stumbled on the idea i have that i want to use 74HC165 input shift register to collect button inputs for point changes on a layout, then it will send data to a 74HC595 output shift register to switch the leds on a display panel to show the points have changed.
Points are changed using a servo instead of the usual point motor (they are cheaper and quieter).
I want, if it is possible to do it like this, because it will make the set up modular so in future i can add registers for bigger layouts when needed..
Taking things step by step i first want to get a grip of the input side of things (hopefully i will know then how to do the output side from learning this side).
So the question is , is this possible to do ?
Many thanks for any advice..