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by Richard-TX
30.10.2015, 15:17
Forum: General
Topic: [discontinued] ESU Mobile Control II & andRoc
Replies: 52
Views: 8233

Re: ESU Mobile Control II & andRoc

Does the thing have bluetooth?

Any idea what version android it runs?
by Richard-TX
25.09.2015, 15:04
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: [solved] control the ligths in buildings with rocrail
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: control the ligths in buildings with rocrail

The idea of random is one that has many possibilities.

Random start time could be defined as a certain time +- a delta. For example, a random start time of 06:00 with a delta of +-10 means that the light will come on at any time from 05:50 to 06:10
by Richard-TX
21.09.2015, 18:43
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: [solved] control the ligths in buildings with rocrail
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: control the ligths in buildings with rocrail

What about the "Weather" option in Rocrail? Doesn't that control lights too?
by Richard-TX
25.06.2015, 15:53
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: [solved] control the ligths in buildings with rocrail
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: control the lights in buildings with rocrail

Here is one video that features the controller and a bunch of RGB leds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... 8pKT1gz0ug

Here is an example of the same controller used to light up a stairway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... tcRHCccu8s
by Richard-TX
25.06.2015, 14:38
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: [solved] control the ligths in buildings with rocrail
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: control the lights in buildings with rocrail

I have done it but have no video or how-to. Basically, what you do is hook up a RGB LED to 3 servo outputs. By varying the "position" of each output, you have a maximum of 16 million colors possible. (4096*4096*4096) Since you are using 3 outputs per LED and there are 16 outputs per board, that mean...
by Richard-TX
11.06.2015, 13:47
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: [solved] control the ligths in buildings with rocrail
Replies: 36
Views: 7176

Re: control the ligths in buildings with rocrail

There are a few ways to do what you want.

Rob described one. You could also use a Pi-03. With a Pi03 and a RGB LED you can control both color and intensity.
by Richard-TX
14.04.2015, 21:08
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

yup.

Will start a new thread should any more comments need to be made.
by Richard-TX
14.04.2015, 13:42
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

I had about 8 ESU Switchpilot-Servo decoders and have removed all but 2 of them. I hope to have all of the ESU switchpilots removed in the next week or two. The Rocnetnode servo controllers offer a lot of bang for the buck and it takes up less room under the layout too. I can put a 16 port controlle...
by Richard-TX
14.04.2015, 13:21
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

Can anyone think of any reason to keep Loconet? If you have lots of existing LocoNet equipment? LocoNet communicates serial with a speed of 16K which was OK 20 years ago. Digitrax did not upgrade their concept... Digitrax should have moved to TCP/IP 20 years ago. They definitely should have done it...
by Richard-TX
14.04.2015, 12:35
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

Now that I have had a chance to think about Loconet for a while I think that I am going to remove Loconet from my layout and replace it with Rocnet or Rocpi. I see no advantage to it over Rocnet. I went with Loconet at the time as Rocnet and Rocpi was not even thought of. Rocnet or Rocpi does everyt...
by Richard-TX
13.04.2015, 16:10
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

I wouldn't add loconet to rocnetnode Rob. It really serves no useful purpose. A standalone daemon is all I need with some basic decoding. A write to a syslog that a given message has been received and decoded is good enough. Once I have a working listener, then I can figure out what else is needed.
by Richard-TX
13.04.2015, 15:53
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

It was just one of those things that I thought would be interesting to play with.

7 bit data doesn't bother me.

Rocnet is good protocol. It just isn't used outside of Rocrail.
by Richard-TX
13.04.2015, 14:48
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

No, the gca101 is not what I am looking for. What I am looking for is some software that runs on the Rpi.
by Richard-TX
12.04.2015, 14:23
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

Interrupt processing is always possible but it would require making your own peripheral boards. Some I2C devices don't generate interrupts. Polling works, is reliable and quick even when written in python. Interrupts just aren't possible with things like ADCs. There are things like hysteresis and th...
by Richard-TX
12.04.2015, 05:12
Forum: DIY Hardware
Topic: New USB-Loconet interface
Replies: 117
Views: 29584

Re: New USB-Loconet interface

What I have always wanted was a Loconet decoder/controller for the Raspberry Pi. Listening on a TCP port, it would take loconet commands and then translate that to Peter's I2C based accessories. Compared to the limited bandwidth of traditional Loconet serial communications, it should be much faster.

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