Category Archives: Tutorials

Whenever we receive lots of questions about a subject / object that we created ourself, we try to make a tutorial
of it, so everybody can learn how we did it :-)

LocoMotion – the secret revealed :-)

Today I want to announce a major modelrailroad project ! Last Christmas, I got an Esu Ecos II as a present. Because I do own a lot of MFX locomotives, I needed a central command station that could handle MFX,MM-I,MM-II,MM-FX, … Continue reading

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Converting a Trix 22941 to Märklin 39241

A few years ago, Märklin released model of Serie 241-A, SNCF, one of the biggest steam-locomotives in Europe. At the time of release, I was ill for a long time (in hospital, in a coma, re-animated 3 times etc … … Continue reading

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uPyCraft on the Raspberry Pi (Ubuntu Buster)

Because I’m used to uPyCraft on my mac machines, to do some python coding on my ESP board (Lilygo ttgo T8 for example), I wanted uPyCraft also on my Raspberry Pi 4.As I suspected, it was not available, but that … Continue reading

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Use Elgato Stream Deck with QLC+

This is my “proof-of-concept”, that it’s possible to use an Elgato Stream Deck, together with QLC+, no need for the official Elgato software.This POC is written in Python, and communicates with QLC+ via a websocket.If your OS does support Python … Continue reading

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Ableton Live: Output audio to multiple outputs

It seems like some people are struggling with the ability to output audio to multiple outputs at once. I for example, have an audio interface with 6 outputs, normally you choose your default output-pair in your OS (even Mac !)But … Continue reading

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Yamaha MODX: Multi-track recording/editing with Ableton

While the Yamaha MODX comes with a Cubase license, I still prefer to use Ableton Live. (A fox never gets rid of his old tricks) All info on the internet, youtube and the Yamaha website and forum, all relates to … Continue reading

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Yamaha MODX: making screenshots to USB stick

Don’t know if anyone is aware of this, but I was looking for a way to make actual screenshots of my Yamaha ModX, just for storing my settings “visually” … This is another fine easter-egg, I think Yamaha don’t want … Continue reading

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New Mac Mini – DIY memory-upgrade + 3x 4K screens

After year of reliable service, it was time for a new Mac Mini. The 2020 edition is the same as the 2018 edition, except that it comes with double the storage space. Because RAM memory is expensive in those Apple … Continue reading

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Yamaha MODX: Connecting an external touch screen

This week, I began my adventure to connect an external touch screen to my Yamaha MODX. Yamaha does not support this,so, we are on our own on this …After looking on several websites, I noticed that there are 3 touch … Continue reading

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Modifying the Velleman K8200 3D printer

My first 3D printer was a Velleman K8200 (DIY kit). I already have this 3D printer for 2 year now, and in the beginning, I was not happy with the results. One of the first things I did, was improving … Continue reading

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ESP8266 – cheap Wifi/Serial module !

I recently purchased a few of those ESP 8266 modules ! They are really small, only needs a few pins to connect to an MCU, and are also very cheap.(about 2,30 euro a piece !) I have lots of ideas … Continue reading

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Arduino environment with ATTiny + Arduino Mini Pro programming *UPDATED, December 7th – 2014*

While I picked up my own car-system for the H0 modelrailroad again, I started with the ATTiny IC’s to control the cars. I’m currently switching from RF to IR. I normally use Microchip PICs in my projects, but because the … Continue reading

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Intel NUC – D54250WYK OSX + Win 2012 R2 Server *UPDATED, August 13th – 2014*

It’s been a long time since I posted something on our website, this was mainly due to illness. (I now also have Sarcoïdose besides my HHC (HyperHomeCystenemie)) Due to my 3D printed addiction, I’m now a “full-blown” Solidworks user. (I … Continue reading

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The building of Diorama “The cargo dock” (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm (35,43 inch x 35,43 inch), on each shelve we are going to put a diorama. The central theme of each diorama, will be … Continue reading

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Amerigo Vespucci – Deagostini version (scale 1/84)

Today, I received a “shipwreck” of the Amerigo Vespucci … For those who don’t know the Amerigo Vespucci, check out this wikipedia link Actual image of the Amerigo Vespucci, docked in Venice (Italy) A few years ago, Deagostini published a … Continue reading

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Building another BR52 Steam locomotive *EXTRA* (scale 1/35)

We currently have 2 Trumpeter BR52 sets laying around (don’t ask !) … So, Christel also started to build one ! Today, she completed building steps 1 & 2, before she can continue on step 3, the extra LionRoar PE … Continue reading

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Building closed-shelf cabinets (for H0 models)

Due to some illness, I was not able to work on my modelrailroad layout for some months. So, I did spent a lot of time (and money) on Ebay, which results in the fact that I now own more trains … Continue reading

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Building a BR52 Steam locomotive *ORIGINAL* (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm. The idea came to mind to put some “big” locomotives on these shelves. So, I started looking around, and noticed that “gauge 1” … Continue reading

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Building a gondola (scale 1/35)

The WR360 will be part of a diorama (number 2 in a set of 3 diorama’s), and so I needed 2 extra gondola’s to put behind the WR360. Here you can follow the building of those gondola’s. Due to my … Continue reading

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The building of Diorama “The loc shed” (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm (35,43 inch x 35,43 inch), on each shelve we are going to put a diorama. The central theme of each diorama, will be … Continue reading

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The building of Diorama “Crossroads” (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm (35,43 inch x 35,43 inch), on each shelve we are going to put a diorama. The central theme of each diorama, will be … Continue reading

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Building a WR360 C12 Diesel locomotive (scale 1/35)

In our new cabinet, we have about 3 large glass shelves, each 90 cm x 90 cm. The idea came to mind to put some “big” locomotives on these shelves. So, I started looking around, and noticed that “gauge 1” … Continue reading

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Short-coupler on Märklin Hogwarts Express

I do own the Marklin Hogwarts Express, aka the Harry Potter train. (which is actually a Hornby set, but who cares) Because the coaches were to far apart, I decided to put Ribu shortcouplings underneath it, do minimize the distance … Continue reading

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Lego Mindstorms Vision Command ActiveX

This is one of those 3 exception postings, that do exist way longer then this website 🙂 Back in the year 2000, I was selected as a preview member by the Lego company, for the release of the Vision Command. … Continue reading

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Lego Mindstorms enhanced CD wall

This is one of those exception postings (there are three of them) Because the old website where this belongs, does no longer exists, I decided to add these to our blog, dated before the start of digitalplayground.be in 2008 … … Continue reading

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