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Hscope for Android – Hantek 6022BE

There are different software possibilities for use with the Hantek 6022BE USB oscilloscope. The previous post has an overview. One of the best looking apps, and also one of the most convenient ones becasue it runs on an Android phone or tablet which makes it very portable, is HSCOPE. Info can be found on the … Continue reading

USB Configurable Arduino DDC Servo & Accessory Decoder: Add a Port to a Servo to Switch Electrofrog Polarity

When a port is configured as a servo, we have the option to also configure one or even two outputs to go along with it. This can be used for many different purposes, but the main application of the extra outputs is to switch a relay to accommodate a so called ‘electrofrog’ turnout. These turnouts … Continue reading

USB Configurable Arduino DDC Servo & Accessory Decoder – ArCoMoRa 4 – Configure and Tune Servos

In the 2 previous videos we configured ports as an accessory. In this video we’ll have a look at how to configure a port to control a servo motor via a DCC address. First, of course, we have to connect a servo to one of the ports. When we solder our DCCnext we can decide … Continue reading

USB Configurable Arduino DDC Servo & Accessory Decoder – ArCoMoRa 3 – Configure Double Port Accessories

In the previous video we configured an accessory that switches one port via a given DCC Address. But we can go further than that … the MARDEC software has the option to switch 2 ports via 1 DCC address. This comes in very handy when for instance we have 2 inverse blinking lights, like with … Continue reading

USB Configurable Arduino DDC Servo & Accessory Decoder – ArCoMoRa 2 – Configure an On Off Accessory

Now that we installed the Windows software (see previous video) and uploaded the MARDEC sketch to a DCCnext or to an Arduino, we can start to configure the 16 available ports to do what we want them to do. The video shows an example of how to configure an on/off accessory on port 1 that … Continue reading

USB Configurable Arduino DCC Servo & Accessory Decoder – ArCoMoRa 1 – Download & Install the Software

Model railroad hobbyist friend Nico Teering took the Arduino DCC decoder software to a whole new level. A wealth of functions are combined all into one Arduino sketch for multi-purpose DCC control of 16 pins: servo control, angles and speed solenoid control point frog polarization accessory switching one shot blink and more … even manual … Continue reading

Reversing Loop – Arduino controlled

A ‘reversing loop’ is a quite common feature in a model railway. What needs to be accomplished is to first switch the DCC-A and -B track power in the loop to the same polarity as the track where the train comes from … and later to switch it to the polarity of the track where … Continue reading

A super smooth Joystick and Throttle part 3: wiring and software (with download)

This is part 3 of 3 on building your own ‘super smooth’ joystick and throttle that can be used with flight simulators or racing games. The final result and the components needed. The woodwork, a Fusion 360 model and drawings with dimensions. The wiring and the software, with a download link of course. An Arduino … Continue reading

A super smooth Joystick and Throttle part 2: the woodwork for the housings

This is part 2 of 3 on building your own ‘super smooth’ joystick and throttle that can be used with flight simulators or racing games. The final result and the components needed. The woodwork, a Fusion 360 model and drawings with dimensions. The wiring and the software, with a download link of course. This page … Continue reading

A super smooth Joystick and Throttle part 1: final result and components needed

No model trains this time … this article is part 1 of  3 on building your own ‘super smooth’ joystick and throttle that can be used with flight simulators or racing games. The final result and the components needed. The woodwork, a Fusion 360 model and drawings with dimensions. The wiring and the software, with … Continue reading

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