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Raspberry Pi Pico-controlled model railroad

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Orient Express. The Flying Scotsman. Ivor the Engine. All juggernauts of the rail community, but none powered by our microcontroller and all, thus, inferior in our eyes. Raspberry Pi Pico has been used in cooler and more interesting ways every day since its launch in January this year, but this is the first time […]

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Real-time train station departure board

Reading Time: 2 minutes All across the UK, you’ll find train departure boards on station platforms that look like this: They’ve looked this way for as long as I can remember (before they were digital dot-matrix displays, they were made from those flappy bits of plastic with letters of the alphabet and numbers printed on them, which whirled round […]

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Control model trains wirelessly with your smartphone

Reading Time: < 1 minute Control model trains wirelessly with your smartphone Arduino Team — January 2nd, 2019 Model trains have been a staple of DIY hobbiysts for generations, and while wireless control options can be purchased, KushagraK7’s hack lets you use your phone instead. The setup consists of an Arduino Uno, along with a motor driver shield to vary the […]