I develop DCC/MM2 Shield to enjoy easily digital model railway as DCC and Marklin Motorola (Marklin Digital). DCC/MM2 Shield doesn't require external booster. DCC/MM2 shield includes booster feature. If you have Arduino, you can enjoy with very reasonable budget about 60 EUR!
DCC/MM2 shield controls kato's N guage model railway.
You can watch many videos on theour youtube channel. These videos relate with Desktop Station and DCC/MM2 shield. For example, run modelrailway with DCC/MM2 shield and Desktop Station, control shuttle train with S88, and so on.
Structure of connection with DCC/MM2 shield and Arduino, windows PC.
Because our hardwares can use Arduino boards and softwares, you can make an original controller and automatic driving. Of course Arduino with DCC/MM2 shield can link easily with your PC.
|Power supply voltage||DC12V to 19V||DC12V to 19V||According to locomotive.|
|mfx||No||No||Our devices don't suppoort mfx.|
|Speed step||DCC14, DCC28, DCC127, MM2-14||DCC14, DCC28, DCC127, MM2-14|
|CV||DCC, Write only||DCC, Write only||Not support CV read.
|S88||Use S88 Shield||Yes, support S88 and S88-N||DS-main has S88 and S88-N interface.
|Railcom / BiDi||No||No||Not support. Not planning.|
|PC I/F||USB via Arduino||USB via internal Arduino nano|
|Analog I/F||Not support but you can DIY||Yes. Include an example sketch which can convert the PWM signal to digital speed.|
|I2C LCD||No||Yes, installed.|
DSmain is the all-in-one hardware which includes booster and trackbox, Arduino nano board. If you have DC powersupply and connection wire to rail, you can enjoy immediately. The detail describes in DS main page.
This hardware contains Arduino nano and S88 interface, DC input, I2C LCD I/F, Analog PWM input I/F. You can use easily DCC and MM2 locomotives and accessories with Desktop Station.
The control function is exactly the same as DCC/MM2 shield. The difference is the coresponding interfaces and maximum current of DC input.
New hardware "Main". Including all interfaces and Arduino.
Main hardware wiring diagram.
DCC/MM2 Shield is an expansion board for Arduino uno and Duemilanove. Additionally DCC/MM2 Shield supports intel's Galileo gen2.
This hardware contains the function of booster and tracbox. You can use easily DCC and MM2 locomotives and accessories with Desktop Station. DC input terminal shares with Arduino UNO. S88 interface is available as an option. Please use the S88 shield which this web site distributes.
These hardware supports DCC(Digital Command Control) protocol and Marklin Digital (Marklin Motorola 2) protocol.
|Power supply voltage||DC12V to 19V||DC15V to 19V||According to Arduino's regulator specification.|
|Function||F1-F28||F0-F16*||Marklin, ESU decoders doesn't work F5-F16.|
|14Step||Currently testing DCC14 and DCC127.|
|CV||Write only||Not provided||Not support CV read.
Desktop Station supports DCC/MM2 shield. Desktop Station is a open source command station and has many features for model-railway. DCC/MM2 shield is a device structured from Desktop Station platform.