Control Systems

The layout was planned from the start with full computer control in mind. I’d got the basis for the software written for my previous build (which is still ongoing) although I quickly moved away from that code. This computer control needs to support full automation but I also want provision for manual control.

The resulting systems probably appear over-complex given the size of the layout but they do what I need!


3 Power feeds are used from 2 separate supplies


Details of the Raspberry Pi that drives everything


Basics of the Pi programming in Python

Motor Control

The motor control board

Relay Switching

Two relay boards are used for the heavier switching


My custom built LED lighting controller