DCC++ experiences?

Discussion in 'Techniques' started by 76043, 4 November 2019.

  1. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    Having had an Arduino Uno kicking around for some time doing nothing, I read up on DCC++

    DCC Plus Plus - DCCWiki

    It uses the Uno and a motor shield, so I bought the motor shield.

    It interfaces with JMRI which can use the DigiTrainsPro android app, so just wondered if anyone has gone down a similar route to this before? I'm pretty savvy with sorting out all this stuff and don't wish to spend hundreds on a bells and whistle (ha ha!) system.

    I'm interested in this for a 7mm Dapol 08 powered shunting plank, so the ability to expand is not necessary. I would have just used DC for this, but do like the idea of the possibility of lights and sound on the 08.

    So far all in costs are less than £50 which suits me.

    I tried searching on DCC++ but the forum software says my search keywords were too short, too long, or too common.

  2. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

  3. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    Thanks for that rabbit-hole, very interesting project. I’m trying to do other stuff with Arduinos at present, or I’d get lost down there for years!

    Please do post your progress
  4. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

  5. 76043

    76043 Western Thunderer

    I will, I have all the parts now, including a Zimo non-sound decoder for the 08. Was only £20 so worth it for testing purposes.

    Could be interesting if I can get it to work with my phone.