Baker, Stuart

Clinics Presented:

Building an NMRA LCC Node using Commercially Friendly, Free, and Open Source Software

Using inexpensive micro-controller development kits from some of the world's leading semiconductor manufactures (Freescale, Microchip, NXP, ST Microelectronics, and Texas Instruments); learn how to quickly build your very own LCC compatible node. In this class, each participant will create an LCC node, and then join that node to an LCC bus using CAN, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, or USB. JMRI will be used in this class as a diagnostic tool.

The target audience is electronics hobbyists and manufacturers. Basic understanding of programming techniques in C, C++, and/or Java is recommended. Each participant is required to furnish their own PC running Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows, or Ubuntu Linux 12.04/14.04 operating system. Each participant will have the opportunity to take home a working LCC node and USB stick with the required tools and software.

Cost is $35 (a surcharge may apply depending on which hardware you chose). Limited to 20 participants.

Preregister at to reserve a spot.

You will be contacted after signing up to verify your choices.

Day Time Room
Thursday, Aug 27 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM Weidler

Introducing NMRA LCC - NMRA Layout Command Control

This is a discussion of what the new NMRA LCC standard is and what it does. Topics that will be discussed include:

1. A brief description of LCC, and how it enables development of MRR products.

2. How does LCC complement the existing NMRA DCC standards?

3. How does LCC interoperate with existing alternatives?

4. What distinguishes LCC from layout automation and control systems that have preceded it?

5. What are the next steps for the NMRA LCC standard?

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM Sellwood

OpenLCB User's Group Meeting

LCC is a subset of OpenLCB protocol standards, and is designed to be 100% compatible and interoperable with OpenLCB. The OpenLCB group's mission is to push the boundaries model railroad control. Work within the OpenLCB group is on the leading edge of technology. Once an OpenLCB protocol has been documented, prototyped, and thoroughly tested, it becomes a candidate for adoption by the NMRA as part of the LCC standards.

This meeting is to discuss topics related to next generation model railroad control with the architects of OpenLCB and LCC. This is an open forum and a chance for users to discuss their ideas with the developers.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sellwood

OpenLCB/NMRA LCC - Overview and Current Status

A high level discussion of how OpenLCB and LCC work, followed by a discussion of the current status of the OpenLCB working group and LCC standards.

Day Time Room
Wednesday, Aug 26 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Sellwood