Posts categorized under: trains

Final Train Update (until next year)

Well, it finally works. For a while, anyway. I built a simple train garden with a loop around the outside and a windy piece of track that went through the center of a very sparse town. I eventually used photoresistors, two bright white LEDs shining at them, and the basic ...

Karma

Karma is coming back to eat my dogmafood.

In 1998, I took a course at RPI called Introduction to Engineering Design. It’s the big engineering project course, where they take teams of engineering students of different types (chemical, mechanical, computer, electrical, etc..), give them a problem and a budget ...

Train update

So the STAMP has a bad pin on it but I managed to solder it back together, so that works.  After building another serial cable from scratch I was able to get the STAMP to work under Linux using the BStamp project.  Using the STAMP and a RadioShack IR emitter ...

Trains and Electronics

So I’ve decided to take on a somewhat more ambitious project than I probably should this Christmas season. Now that we have a house, I’m putting up a train garden again. Those who know me will know that I’ve done one off and on over the years ...