My Library - Magazine Articles By Dr. Geoff Bunza

Bob's Barber Shop

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2017-03
Page:
38
Category:
Animated
Scale:
HO
Description:
The author describes how he built a motorized, lit barber shop pole. Includes plenty of construction photos.

DCC Projects Using the Arduino

Magazine:
Model Railroad Hobbyist 2017-03
Page:
103
Category:
Electronics
Description:
This article covers more advanced projects. Included are the DCC++ project with two Arduino boards to build a complete DCC command station, and a set of DCC decoders that you can build yourself (and using them for lights, motor, and animation control). Covers how to get printed circuit boards made. Includes a sidebar on what JMRI is.

Scale Model Animation: Adding Life to a Layout

Magazine:
Railroad Model Craftsman 2014-05
Page:
73
Category:
Electronics
Description:
After introducing the concept of telling a story through realistic animation, the author describes how to build a mechanical timing and sequencing system for turning on lights in a building. He also introduces using a programmable sequencer board, how to model the animation involved with a grade crossing, and using DCC sound decoders outside of locomotives. There is a sidebar on the Arduino, and several programming scripts that can be used for programming the Arduino. Example projects included are an animated M.O.W. crane, an animate figure next to an airplane, and a conductor moving up and down a passenger car.