DSshield2 is an Arduino shield board that allows you to build your own DCC command station, designed for electronics and programming enthusiasts.
This is not a cheap version of DSair2. This is not a cheaper version of DSair2. We do not recommend purchasing this product if you cannot imagine how to use it by looking at the following features and descriptions.
Please prepare a center plus 12V AC adapter and an Arduino UNO. Compatible products are likely to work, but some parts may have been changed, which may affect the operation. Please select at your own risk.
Attach the soldered DS Shield 2 to the Arduino UNO.
The standard sketch supports the USB serial command of Serial Communication Specification, so please use DSwebapp win or from Desktop Station Software. You can use the standard sketch as a base and modify it as you like to create your own DCC command station of your choice.
The Grove terminal has been tested, but does not work with the standard sketch.
|C4||220uF 35V capacitor|
|CN5||RJ45 S88-N connector|
|Arduino shield pins||2.54mm pitch 40-pin header|
The following is a sketch that can be done with Desktop Station Software, a free distribution that runs on Windows. It is also possible to control the device without a PC, but you will need to create your own sketch.
To write sketches to Arduino UNO, please refer to How to install Arduino IDE.
|rev.002||DOWNLOAD||fix MM2 address bug, fix bug in voltage protection function|
If you want to use a compatible BAITE Arduino UNO, please check USB driver installation (CH340G) in advance.
Please refer to the following as well.
Although not guaranteed to work, a sketch for DSshield1 that can be controlled without a PC is also available. You can also build your own original command station based on DSshield2 by adding buttons, display screen, etc. and implementing processing.
In Arduino IDE 1.8.13, the screen looks like the following: The notation differs depending on the version of Arduino IDE, so please be flexible.
Please select “Arduino UNO” or “Geuino UNO” for the hardware, Geuino was the name of Arduino when its management was divided. If you want to use other microcontrollers, you will need to modify the sketch significantly.
If you are using Arduino UNO wifi rev.2 (ATMEGA4809), please configure as follows
|board||Arduino UNO wifi rev.2||in megaAVR Boards.|
|Register Emulation||None||It is implemented to work with None.|
Please prepare Arduino UNO, AC adapter (12V), feeder wire, etc. by yourself.
Notice: \fnDroid Sans Fallback The RUN LED in the initial lot of R0 (manufactured in February 2021) is a non-bright type and glows weakly. If you are concerned, changing the R1 resistor (1608 size) from 1.2kΩ to a slightly smaller resistance value (680Ω to 1kΩ) will improve the glowing.
Please use Digital Model Railroad Forum for information on how to use the product and to exchange opinions on how to utilize it.
With the exception of support for parts shortages and initial failures, we do not provide individual support via email, Twitter, etc. for advice on how to use the product.