Introduction   Thanks to ArduTrain WiFi you can control a LEGO diorama through any browser-equipped device; with the complete system you will be able to control: 8 Power Functions trains old 9 Volt and 12 Volt trains (with electrified tracks) 6 motorized switches 4 relays (electrical switches for LED lighting and LEGO motors) 6 sensors […]

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  Components You can find all the components you need to make this system on the internet and in a physical electronics store. I chose Futura Elettronica online shop because it sells almost all the components you need. Some components are sold through Amazon and 4DBrix. The following table lists all the components for ArduTrain WiFi: there […]

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  Assembly Let’s focus on connecting components to the sensor shield (sensors, switch motors, IR LED modules and relay module) through servo extensions and jumpers; carefully follow the instructions contained on this page keeping an eye out for this general connections layout, just to get an idea of the result:   Fear, huh? But let’s make […]

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  Software Before preparing Raspberry software, we will briefly analyze the functioning of the system: Raspberry is the “brain” of ArduTrain WiFi: it connects to a WiFi network (or ethernet cable), hosts the web app that allows us to control the whole system and, after receiving a command, tells Arduino (via USB cable) to perform […]

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  Guide Everything’s ready! Before turning on the system, ensure that everything is as follows: Electronic components placed on the diorama and properly connected to the sensor shield; Sensor shield inserted above Arduino; Arduino connected via USB to Raspberry; Power supply connected to sensor shield (for powering: Arduino + sensor shield + all components); Raspberry […]

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