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 [[:​public:​areagroups|Area Groups]] [[:​public:​start|Public pages]] [[https://​​index.php|MERG Home page]] [[playground:​allan_wmag|Back to West Midlands Area Group]]</​WRAP>​ [[:​public:​areagroups|Area Groups]] [[:​public:​start|Public pages]] [[https://​​index.php|MERG Home page]] [[playground:​allan_wmag|Back to West Midlands Area Group]]</​WRAP>​
 +<WRAP info round> ​
 +{{:​public:​under_construction.png?​400|}}Please note this section is currently being updated.
 <WRAP info round> ​ <WRAP info round> ​
 === January 2020 === === January 2020 ===
-David Roberts gave two talks. ​ 
-John Fletcher talked about '​My ​MERG Journey'​+ 
 +== So what is Arduino == 
 +David Roberts gave a presentation to introduce the Arduino in terms of the hardware most commonly used by the Railway Modeller and the Integrated Development Environment (IDE). A look at Shields and other peripherals is included along with a very brief review of the standard interfaces. 
 +David'​s presentation can be found here [[https://​​merg_wiki/​lib/​exe/​fetch.php?​media=helpsystem:​so_what_is_arduino.pdf]] 
 +== My MERG Journey == 
 +John Fletcher talked about his expeirances since joining ​MERG 
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 What is Arduino and what can it do for railway modellers What is Arduino and what can it do for railway modellers
-Tony Chamberlain ​and Dave Thomas will present all things ​Arduino+David Thomas presented ‘A CBUS Sound Player’ in which he explained how the project has been inspired by Davy Dick’s sound player (See March 2017 journal and the subsequent threads on the Forum). ​ The set up uses three main components: an MP3 player, an Arduino and a MCP2515 CAN Bus. Using Alan Turners pcb (See PCB section of the knowledgebase) he then went on to explain how he configured the various sounds using FCU and also demonstrated how the whole thing connected together as a CBUS module. 
 +Those interested in reading David’s article can find it in Junes 2019 Journal here  https://​​merg_journal/​ 
 +Tony Jackson gave the second talk entitled ‘A Magnetic Identity’ in which he introduced the use of magnets to obtain the identity of a loco or vehicle (rather than only detecting its presence) to facilitate effective decisions regarding automating aspects of layout operation. ​  Tony explained that by attaching magnets to the base of a loco or vehicle ​and passing in turn over a linear Hall sensor represented a code that could be configured as a specific identifier. I.e. 6 magnets giving a SSNSNS. ​ Tony then explained how he configured individual locos to establish which is North and then using an Arduino ​sketch to process the results and display the correct loco or vehicle identifier. 
 +Tony’s article can be found in the June Journal (as above) 
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 === ‘Wiring and Power supplies for the Railway Modeller’ === === ‘Wiring and Power supplies for the Railway Modeller’ ===
-We were delighted to welcome ​David Roberts ​as our keynote speaker on that occasion. ​  +David Roberts gave two talks in the morning.  ​
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-David gave two talks in the morning.  ​+
 The first one, focused on **wiring for the railway modeller** and included The first one, focused on **wiring for the railway modeller** and included
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