Noel Posted September 13, 2014 Share Posted September 13, 2014 (edited) Here are some basic steps to use iPhone and/or iPad as a low cost wireless CAB control on most popular DCC systems. You can control up to TWO locos from an iPhone, and FOUR from an iPad. Prerequisites: Laptop or PC must be on the same WIFI network as the iPhone/iPad JMRI must support your vendors DCC controller - most are supported (check JMRI website) You will need either and RS232 serial cable or a USB cable to connect your DCC controller to your laptop. Install the free WiThrottleLite app on an iPhone or iPad (later if you like it you can buy the full version for €8.99) 1. Install JMRI on Laptop, PC or Mac. Connect to RS232 or USB port. 2. Configure JMRI Connectivity to your vendors DCC Control Unit 3. Check JMRI is communicating with your DCC controller. Look for green ONLINE message in the bottom of the JMRI window. 4. Add one or more of your LOCOs to JMRIs Loco Roster List. Choose Decoder, enter loco address and a description 5. Try driving one of your LOCOs using the JMRI Throttle. This will act as a test to ensure JMRI can interface with your DCC controller. 6. Start JMRI's WiThrottle Server. Use Actions menu. This will listen for iPhones or iPads on the same WIFI network running WiThrottle app 7. Start WiThrottle App and choose a loco to control by using SET. WiThrottle will display your Loco inventory from the JMRI Loco Roster List. Swipe to Throttle page and drive! 8. JMRI can label each locos decoder functions in plain english. The labels are transferred to the iPhone/iPad apps 9. WiThrottle App with custom function labels. (Murphy 071 Sound Decoder) Have fun. The best thing about this is you can use old phones as free hand held wireless cab controls, or pay only €9 for the full WiThrottle app. iPad/WiThrottle controlling TWO locos Edited July 22, 2017 by Noel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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