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    Default Arduino radio throttle

    Hello group,

    While there is no specific Arduino section or sub-forum, I decided to post this thread under DCC section... If it doesn't fit, please feel free to move it or create a new section

    Before going to the details, I just wanted to show you what I'm curently building. It is a two parts project: the thottle that sends packets using a radio connection, and a receiver that translate these packets to some specific DCC packets. The latter could also include a Arduino based booster if needed...

    Here is the home-made throttle:



    And the inside still under construction:



    More to come later as soon as other pieces arrive home.

    Cheers

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    Looks like a cool project What kind of radio system are you using, and are you inventing your own protocol or following something?

    Heiko

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    Cool.

    I recognize most of the other parts, but where did the case come from?

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    That's quite a project!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heiko View Post
    Looks like a cool project What kind of radio system are you using, and are you inventing your own protocol or following something?

    Heiko
    I'm using the HC12 module, which is a long range transmitter/receiver. While I do not need the long range feature, this type of module is more reliable compare to others.

    About the protocol, it is a simple one a wrote. The idea behind it is to simply send commands like forward, backward, stop, speed, etc... A 2 or 3 characters protocol is enough. Then, on the receiver side, I translate those information to DCC or Loconet for example...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbender View Post
    Cool.

    I recognize most of the other parts, but where did the case come from?

    Paul
    The case is an Hammond one. I don't have the ref, sorry...

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    That's a pretty nice looking handheld you've got there.

    Are you familiar with DCC++?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    That's a pretty nice looking handheld you've got there.

    Are you familiar with DCC++?
    No, not really. I know what it is but I never used it. I'm programming everything by myself...

    Are you using it?

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    A guy at our club is making good use of the DCC++ library for controlling his large yard modules. He has been very pleased with it and it let him get up and running rather quickly.
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    My main layout is Digitrax. I’ve played with DCC++ and am building a switching puzzle shelf layout that will be powered by it. I also wrote the JMRI interface for it. I think it’s pretty cool.

    That said, more power to you for making your own. There’s certainly nothing wrong with “scratchbuilding”

    i look forward to seeing seeing your progress.
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    This is awesome Patrick. Way over my head!

    I agree I think an Arduino section would be great to have here on the forum.
    Rob

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