Thursday, September 29th, 2022

ESP32-S3-MultiFunction: Multifunction board using an ESP32-S3FN8

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This is a LCC node circuit board that is based around an Espressif ESP32-S3FN8 MCU to manage and operate a collection of model railroad sensors and actuators. The board contains these I/O sections: Four occupancy detectors. CT Coil type sensors, so they won’t work with DC systems without an AC bias. Four stall-motor drivers with […]

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Coming soon: ESP32 Pulse Width Modulated “Half Siding” board kit.

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Deepwoods Software/The Country Robot will soon be offering a "shake the box" kit for a LCC I/O node based on the ESP32 MCU that implements everything needed for 1/2 of a siding, featuring these I/O features: Two stall motor drivers, with point sense. Two opto-isolator type occupancy detectors (will work with either DCC or DC […]

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Coming soon: ESP32-PWMHalfSidingSMD

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Open design available on GitHub: https://github.com/RobertPHeller/RPi-RRCircuits/tree/master/ESP32-PWMHalfSidingSMD. Firmware also available on GitHub: https://github.com/RobertPHeller/RPi-RRCircuits/tree/master/ESP32MRNSketches/ESP32-PWMHalfSiding. This is a circuit board that supports an ESP32 Dev Kit board or TTGO-T1 board to manage one half (one end) of a siding. This board can also be used to manage two bi-directional single track ABS blocks or one bi-directional dual track […]

Thursday, November 28th, 2019

LCC Quad Stall Motor Driver with Sense for various SMB/MCUs

By RobertHeller | Filed in Model Railroad Addon Boards, Model Railroad HATs, News, Raspberry Pi HATs, Stuff For Sale | Comments Off on LCC Quad Stall Motor Driver with Sense for various SMB/MCUs

The Country Robot has designed four printed circuit boards that implement a Quad Stall Motor Driver with Sense. These boards use the same basic circuit. There is a HAT board for a Rasberry Pi B+, a Cape board for a Beagle Bone, a base board for a Pocket Beagle, and a base board for an […]