Tag: MSP430

Model train lighting Part 3

Greetings again. In the last post I discussed the circuit used in the model train lighting. Today well look at board layout.   Above is a completed board with the CR2477 battery, MSP430, resistors and tilt sensor wired in. This all went into a nice neat little box I designed for this project which can…


Model train lighting Part 2

Hello again and welcome to this second installment on this topic. The last post here, dealt with the basic design and code for the MCU. Today is all about the circuit. Firstly the ability of the MSP430 to source current form a port is a little complex. It can sink a total of 48 ma…


Model train lighting.

Greetings. This post is going to be the first in a multi-part post on adding custom lighting to some model train coaches. First some background. I am currently setting up an H0 scale layout modeled on South Africa. One of the reasons for this is that I have a few of my old Lima Trans…