Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:31 am

5 Jun '22
  • All semaphore towers are installed. Database and Raspberry Pi data are updated.
  • Moved one semaphore tower that was in the wrong place.
  • Still waiting on Arduino Tech Support.
30 May - 5 Jun '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:24 am

12 Jun '22
  • Arduino Tech Support still pending.
  • Install spare Arduino.
  • When the Marry-go-Round program runs to the end it takes over 9 minutes.
  • Working on why the program randomly overruns a sensor or misses a turnout command.
6 - 12 Jun '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:01 am

19 Jun '22
  • New small camera. Better images.
  • Replacement Arduino Mega has been shipped.
  • Another servo failed. Supplier is back ordered.
  • Got the Merry-go-Round to work.
13 - 19 Jun '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Sun Jul 03, 2022 6:22 am

3 July '22
  • Long week.
  • Software and Hardware maintenance.
20 Jun - 3 Jul '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jul 11, 2022 4:40 am

10 July '22
  • "Alt text" on all photos/graphics.
  • Thumb drive failed and recovered.
  • Marry-go-Round routines standardized and now works fine.
4 - 10 Jul '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:51 am

17 Jul '22
  • More SEO work.
  • Issues with Laptop ability to record sound generated by program.
  • Looking at next development steps.
11 - 17 Jul '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 6:04 am

24 Jul '22
  • Updated software tools.
  • Found an answer to recording the TTS output.
  • Decided to add staging area signals to the Mary-go-Round program.
18 - 24 Jul '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:18 am

31 Jul '22
  • Two hardware failures. Parts ordered.
  • Track cleaning and minor adjustments.
25 - 31 Jul '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:17 am

7 Aug '22
  • Track cleaning and python graphics research.
  • Software updates.
  • Access logs and error logs missing on the host.
1 - 7 Aug '22
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Re: Phase III Laptop Control of the TrainThing - The Problem

Post by Ag2000 » Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:39 am

14 Aug '22
  • Testing different approach to track cleaning and keeping them clean.
  • The fan function needs work/troubleshooting.
  • Host log files continue to be missing since 5 Aug.
8 - 14 Aug '22
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