OK, so another piece of the control puzzle may be falling into place. I purchased two small 5v relays off eBay. These should allow me to use the outgoing signals from the Raspberry Pi to control things like power to switches, signals or other on-off devices. Since the relays totally isolate the Pi from whatever is being … Read more
And now my little Raspberry Pi has wi-fi. This is the next step in moving towards a self contained JMRI unit. I chose the Edimax EW-7811Un USB wireless adapter because it is cheap and very small. So small that it doesn’t block the second USB port, doesn’t stick out very far, and doesn’t require extra … Read more
My Raspberry PI is now safe and sound in its new case. And it has a new 16 gig class 10 SD card! Oh, and heat sinks on the three main hot spots. Yes, I am having fun. The USB wifi adapter for it should be here Tuesday or Wednesday.
Well, thanks to the help of some instructions and code I found on line cleverly named “JMR-PI“, I now have JMRI up and running on my Raspberry Pi. Truth be told, it really didn’t take much effort on my part. All I had to do was follow the instructions Matthew Macdonald-Wallace put up on the GitHub … Read more
So after following a few pointers, I came across the Michael Blank’s SimpleDCC site. The cool thing about this is that he is using an Arduino as a DCC control unit without something like the SPROG as in interface. He is have the Arduino itself send out the DCC signal alone with a booster to … Read more