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Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2018, 04:28:57 pm »
Yes !!! Exactly like that one!!!

Regards

Ralph

Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2018, 06:11:49 pm »
Ok, busy day for the credit card! I have ordered the Syren 25 and Kangaroo X2 daughter board from Dimension Engineering. They took my money and informed me it had shipped 1hour 45minutes later (!) I have ordered two arduino cards and two FTDI boards. This will give me one to play with (or blow up) and another to sit in the loco. I am informed by a friend in the USofA that the arduino uses C++... So, it is out with the vi and my pet version of Linux (Debian 9) to start tinkering code with.

I thought I had left all this behind when I walked out the door for the last time !!!

Regards

Ralph


Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 10:23:33 am »
This is the Arduino board... This has twice the amount of memory that the PDP-11 that the university had that I learned to program on!!!





Regards

Ralph

Offline IanT

Re: On board brains
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2018, 11:54:18 am »
At first glance, I thought this was an Arduino 'Nano' Ralph - but noticed there was no USB port.

So I looked more closely and found them on eBay as the Arduino 'Pro Mini' ...how many did you buy?  :-)

Regards,

IanT
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2018, 12:51:07 pm »
As I said Ian, I have bought two boards. The idea is to program them on breadboard and then plug the board into the loco. As I have not used the breadboard in years I have to wonder if my slab is still usable?

The X2 and the ESC are last reported at Prestwick, so I should have them soon.

Regards

Ralph

Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2018, 02:39:38 pm »
The ESC and the X2 daughter board have arrived from the US. The Locosound steam board has been programmed and the Deltang receiver will get reprogrammed after the weekend.

Thebrediculous problem I have at the moment is finding a length of 68mm dia down pipe to make the boiler from!!!

Regards

Ralph

Offline Peaky 556

Re: On board brains
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2018, 02:32:26 pm »
Ralph,
I have a length of downpipe to which you are most welcome.  It measures around about 68.5 mm on average, and a tad oval as you would expect for thin walled plastic.
How much do you need, and I’ll pass it over on Sat at Graham’s GTG.
Regards, Tim

Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2018, 10:16:08 pm »
Tim,
I require a length of 60cm please!

Regards

Ralph

Offline Peaky 556

Re: On board brains
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2018, 10:51:13 pm »
Sorry Ralph but it’s only 41 cm long.  I have some slightly smaller stuff that’s longer, I’ll put a tape on it in the morning. ??

Offline IanT

Re: On board brains
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2018, 10:53:50 pm »
Gentlemen - - Should we change this thread title to "On board Drains" ??

:-)

IanT
Nothing's ever Easy - At least the first time around.

Offline cabbage

Re: On board brains
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2018, 07:51:03 am »
Tim
If 41cm is all you have I will take it!

Regards

Ralph