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Don
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I'm a 75 year old former service technician who fiddles with small electronic projects for various odds and ends that deal mainly with the model railroad world.  Without any programming expertise I have mainly borrowed from others who have created projects that interest me in that field.  I also want to create projects that I can give to my grand children, the main reason I joined this forum. I need help. I will post the topic as soon as we get started here. 

Thanks to all who are willing to give a very forgetful person some assistance.

Don


   
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Welcome to the forum youngster. 60+ yrs experience programming and used to have a small HO and N gauge. Sadly they now sit unused, after I donated the HO grandchildren and N gauge to a local club.

You will find a few model RR's here that can help you with the software side. I never got into that part of it but I am aware it exists. I think a lot of the 'programming' is more like configuration than actual programming due to the fact that RR's are much more predictable.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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Don
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Thanks for the quick response.  I mostly use projects already created for the model railroad world. I belong to a club that has both HO an N scale layouts.  The N layout is my creation, designed and built by myself and one other N scaler. It is a DCC layout controlled by JMRI running on a couple of raspberry Pis with arduino projects around the circuit controlling turnouts and a couple of arduino speedometers embedded in the track.

But!!!!

The main reason I joined is :

I need help with a time sensitive project for my grand daughters birthday. I've got until July 22 to get this done.  I've already spent nearly a month on it and I seem to be spinning my wheels. Indecision and the like. I'll start a topic very soon.


   
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Ron
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@dacum47 Ok, post your topic in the appropriate section, some parts are hard to find quickly any more so the sooner you start the better.

First computer 1959. Retired from my own computer company 2004.
Hardware - Expert in 1401, and 360, fairly knowledge in PC plus numerous MPU's and MCU's
Major Languages - Machine language, 360 Macro Assembler, Intel Assembler, PLI/1, Pascal, C plus numerous job control and scripting languages.
Sure you can learn to be a programmer, it will take the same amount of time for me to learn to be a Doctor.


   
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