Working on a python script to run with JMRI and run the Grand Tour Video
Train, Turnouts, Sensors and Relays defined.
Train, Turnouts and Relays controlled.
Need to get eight sensors working correct.
One of the relays used to switch polarity of track blocks 7 & 8 stopped working. Temp wired in a manual switch so I can play.
Getting all 36 IR sensors to work with enough ambient light for pictures seems to be non-trivial.
Seems like three of the IR sensors don't work.
Spotted a difference between simulator and hardware. The sensor numbering on track blocks 9 and 10 on the layout don't agree with the simulator. With three short 3-wire "extension cords" bought for servos, the HW now agrees with the simulator. Not elegant but it works.
Jython programming is progressing. Really should stop and read the manual.
Ordered replacement relays. (Will buy more than one!)
Ordered more IR sensors and IR LEDs for "standard" mod for repair.
Reported a html error in the Camtasia video files. Not holding my breath.
Tickled the old request to include videoObject tags in the local files for better sitemap_video listing
Had a programming exercise idea call it "druken8". The train runs a figure-8 path and each time the train exits the "X" the path is randomly switched to the large or small figure-8 or a large or small oval. Really need to read the manual.
Had to stop running trains due to sunlight on the track. Quick look prices blinds at over $300!!! Night time game.
Bench work on IR sensors and Tortoise/Wabbit IO boards.