I see that all the DCC++ posts are getting a little stale - so I thought I’d start one on: DCC++EX.
They picked up where DCC++ left off They have created a very nice website for support. I am converting my deadrail system from MTH DCS to DCC++ to allow control with JMRI Dispatcher. Here’s my DCC++EX progress so far:
12v PS on left, buck regulator top middle.
Arduino Mega with Arduino motorshield and 128x64 OLED display.
Arduino Mega with ARD-DCCSHIELD
I have a WiFi board showing up Friday. I also have a buck/boost regulator showing up
Friday. This will be used to get the 18V I need for the G-scale locos. Then the existing buck reg will be used to provide 7V to power the 2 Megas. I can run the HO BigBoy around a small circle track, blow whistle, etc! This setup is for my DCC++EX R&D. The actual deadrail cars will be similar
to this. only with a single MEGA, single channel high-power motor driver and wifi shield.
As of 7-6-2021 this thread is 4 pages long. I have made a few mistakes, and quite a few changes,
as I’ve progressed in the designs. Read the thread through to the end before making anything based on these posts. Some of the intermediate designs had flaws that could harm your equipment! I assume no liability for any damages caused by either my hardware designs or software… caveat emptor.