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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 other hobbyists.
Price is no issue, an Arduino can be had at about $3,-. But not every hobbyist has affinity with electronics or with software. To some the...
So I'm starting on the mission of controlling my turnouts with a servo motor controlled by an Arduino. I want to be able to use my DCC (Digitrax) network along with buttons on the layout near the turnouts to control from there as well. I will be doing my best to not have this based on one DCC...
An Arduino can be used as a combined function- plus servo decoder. This has a price tag under €5,- (including a fast opto-coupler).
Thanks to the people behind mynabay who made available the code for decoding the DCC commands. I added the software to control the outputs and the servos...
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