Interesting 'Open Source' Controller Project

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stoo23
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Interesting 'Open Source' Controller Project

Postby stoo23 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Hey guys,.. noticed this over on SlotBlog.

Thought some of you may be interested in it :)

See here; http://slotblog.net/topic/98835-open-source-controller/

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Re: Interesting 'Open Source' Controller Project

Postby Greg Erskine » Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:47 pm

It has peaked my interest. :shock:

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Re: Interesting 'Open Source' Controller Project

Postby stoo23 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:12 pm

Ha Ha Ha,.. Funny That,.. I was thinking that You might be very interested by it !! :)
Almost sent you a PM, so glad you have seen it.
Looks Interesting :)

Would definitely Need to do some careful 'Matching' utilizing Three Transistors.

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Re: Interesting 'Open Source' Controller Project

Postby Greg Erskine » Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:02 am

I was wondering with the millions of audio amps that are unable to drive parallel output transistors without emitter resistors, how slot car controllers were able to achieve it. :?:

I don't believe it will actually work properly but with matching probably works *good enough* that nobody notices.

JCS100, the circuit designer, does do thorough on bench testing and measuring as well as real world testing on the track, so I do feel confident the circuit will work.