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GregW66
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Hello,

Just wanted to post to say hello and that I am using an Arduino and the DCC++ project. The project's originator seems to have abandoned the project and another group has picked it up to produce DCC++EX. The new iteration also supports and ESP WiFi board so that wireless cell phone operation is possible without a computer. Previously, a computer of sorts was needed to run JMRI and it's WiFi module. JMRI is a Java based software system that does a number of DCC things.

I am running mine with a Raspberry Pi and JMRI. The power from the motor sheild is less than 2A so I have a 5A booster that I built from a kit from MERG (Model Electronics Railway Group).

Always looking for fresh electronics ideas for my model trains so hope to communicate with others here.

GregW66https://gregstrainyard.com


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vdohar
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Hi Greg,

Nice to see somebody else interested in DCC++Ex. I have recently received my parts and following the instructions on their website to get it functioning. Hopefully be able to tackle it over the holidays during the break. From what you have said, it looks like you have had success.

Vic


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GregW66
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@vic

Very successful. Full details of my control system are on my website. 

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DonMcG
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If i need more current on my dcc track is it poxsible to just use a more capable H brige like the MD10C and ust feed the PWM signal into the DIR input in order to get full bi-polar output from the motor outputs to feed the track?

Don

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GregW66
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@donmcg

Yes, there are several projects out there. One of the most popular is Dave Bodnar's. Here's a link:

http://www.trainelectronics.com/DCC_Arduino/DCC_Booster/

GregW66https://gregstrainyard.com


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