The RocNetNode with its boards is a complete DIY Control System based on commonly used hardware standards.
It can be used for controlling:
The popular 'credit-card-sized' computer is used as base of the RocNetNode.
Both Model B and B+ are supported.
It can be used as software command station too, using DCC232 or SPROG.
“Raspberry Pi" is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
5V 3A Power supply and patch panel. (Preferred over power adapters.)
The interface between the Raspberry Pi and the I2C bus.
16 PWM ports for controlling servos, LEDs…
The GCA77 can be connected for max 24V 500 mA dc per port.
Even higher values in dc are possible with GCA76
Both buffer boards are each able of dimming 8 independent outputs.
A hand held throttle with 28 functions at hand.
Zero loss current detection.
Due to some no longer available parts, this unit is no longer available, see GCA94 instead.
All boards are accepting RJ45 and/or RJ12 connectors.
The RJ45 connector can be used with CAT-5 patch cables.
The RJ12 compatible cables are commonly used by Digitrax LocoNet® and Lenz Xpressnet systems.
A very comfortable Configuration utility is provided in Rocrail.
Updating a RocNetNode is done with just a single mouse click.
The addressing is linear: FADA
Only the Bus(ID) and the Address(RasPi Port) fields are used.