Open Source Hardware – For Model Railroads

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Some of the creators of the award-winning open source software for model trails called JMRI have just developed open source hardware called the Railroad Shield layout interface board. John Plocher is leading the hardware development, working with Bob Jacobsen and others on the openLCB software, providing interfaces to electronics for experiments in model train control.

This small computer board is clearly the product of Cal Berkeley fans. Blue in color, it will feature Blue and Gold LEDs. If you look closely, you will see printed onto each board such phrases as

Go Bears!
Model Railroading is Fun!
So it’s up with the Blue and Gold, down with the Red…

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Images Copyright 2010 by Katy Dickinson

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