Gathering of the Tweakers – Almightyarjen’s automated Lego trains

Sep

11

2016

In the video series the Gathering of Tweakers we portray tweakers with a special hobby. This new season, we kick off with a visit to almightyarjen, whose passion is to automate Lego trains. It all started with a train he was on his sixth gift and since then the collection has grown considerably.

Arjen not only collects Lego trains, designing layouts and thinks there scenarios in the trains. The heart of such a rail system is formed by one or more Arduino, which are fairly easy to program. There are also stations, railway crossings and sensors that help in controlling the various railcars while driving on the track.

Besides the layouts build Arjen real terminals, eg for Lego travelers. These he designed first in a kind of 3D AutoCAD program. The example that comes along in the video consists of twenty components, includes recessed lighting everywhere, working escalators, elevators on the outside and sliding doors that can automatically open and close.

Want to learn more about this topic or to follow future work almightyarjen, make sure to take a look at The Great Lego Topic .

All previous episodes from the Gathering of Tweakers look here .

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