So what software and hardware are people using to automate DCC layouts?
Hi Arthur,How long you got!
From the early 80's, running a form of digital automation, using Sinclair ZX 80, 81, Spectrum 128, 128 plus, Acorn Electron from the serial port.
Introduction of IBM PC, printer port was bi-directional, sort went on from there.
Oh! nearly forgot, IBM System 36 main frame, and "borrowed" the use of a Cray Supercomputer!
Like what they use to tell the weather, whilst it was being moved from Bracknell to Exeter!
Under no circumstances was tinkering with Commodore 64's permitted, formed part of the defence of the realm against impending missile attacks!
Present day more into, Raspberry Pi, Arduino based DCC++ Central Stn , SPROG 3, PC Windows 10, Android Phone, PC converted to use X86 version of Android, Massoth, PIKO, LGB.
Massoth and / or LGB Feedback Modules, Massoth Train Detection, homebrew detection sensors, reed switches, infrared, light sensors. WiFi, 433MhZ etc...etc...
JMRI, Processing 3, LGB MTS PC, Stellwerk Easy, Arduino, Massoth in built Automatic Control.
And, that's just for starters!
No such thing as a dumb question! Sound cards are an optional extra.........Hi Arthur,
A silly question. I'm investigating Raspberry Pi and its use as a power/controller for my trains. Do the loco's require a sound card, or whatever, for this 'system' to work. Probably a dumb question....
Oh dear our esteemed leader asked a very sensible question for those who dabble in the darker arts - but I resisted from messing about - well almost, but I found everyone else had beaten me to it