Model Railway Forum

Go Back   Model Railway Forum > Model Railway Construction > Wiring & Electronics > DCC


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20-04-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
lulu_ho
Junior Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 1
lulu_ho is on a distinguished road
Default D17/D18: DIY DCC/analog WIFI command station and ACC decoder

Hi guys,

I developped a DCC command station to control engines via Android smartphones or tablets over WIFI.
This station is called D17. (D for DCC and 17 for 2017)

It is a DYI project.
It costs about 10GBP to buy needed electronic via amazon for instance.
- 4GBP for a Wemos D1 mini module (microcontroler with WIFI access point used to generate DCC signal)
- 6GBP for LMD18200T (to do a 3A booster).
(It is needed to add power supplies).

This command station is also able to drive accessories decoders, leds, servos, outputs.
It provides also one S88 feedback bus to add inputs.
It can also drive 1 analog engine instead of dcc engines without any modification.

It does not require a PC. You can create a switch board on tablet and do light automation. The station supports a light version of DCC++ protocol to control it by PC over USB if needed. At the moment Rocrail was tested with success.


I also developped a very economic Accessories decoder called D18 (D for Decoder and 18 for 2018).
It is compliant with NMRA standard and can be contolled by any DCC station. It is based on an Arduino board. With it, you can control everything you want (lights, turnouts, servos, LED, motors, néopixels ...


I open this thread to present this work and discuss with people wanting to use these solutions.

At the moment, website and documentation are in French, but I can translate them, if I saw people are interesting by this project.

Please note, this project is fully open source and open hadware.
You will need to put software into central and decoder using the Arduino IDE (If needed any Geek can help you for this step since Arduino is used by several million of people)

website: http://udelmas.e-monsite.com/

Enjoy !


D17 command station:




D18 command station:

lulu_ho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-04-2018, 10:57 AM   #2
scratchbuilt
Senior Member
 

Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 261
scratchbuilt is on a distinguished road
Default

Excellent website, very well laid out. Something of a challenge, and a lot of reading to do though.
scratchbuilt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.