2018 Optical Detector Roundup

Many of you already know that Iowa Scaled makes both kinds of detectors – an optical detector known as the CKT-IRSENSE, and a current detector known as the CKT-BD1.  When discussing detectors a few months back, Michael and I thought it would be interesting to compare ours with the various other products on the market […]

ProtoThrottle!

We are now taking advance registrations for the ProtoThrottle – the most realistic way to operate a model diesel locomotive. http://protothrottle.com/ The website contains a form that you can fill out to register which includes a discount on our first pre-orders. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  You can also download the ProtoThrottle manual […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of you out there! Due to travel and spending time with our respective families, Michael and I will both be out during various parts of the next two weeks, and as such shipments will likely be a bit delayed.  Thanks for your understanding, and things will get back to normal after […]

High Current DCC Accessory Decoder

One of our customers was trying to build an accessory decoder using our I2C-RELAY16 to drive a bank of relays for high current loads, and they were having a bit of trouble.  So, I thought I’d sit down and work through the issues tonight, as I’ve always thought having an accessory decoder with isolated, high […]

Controlling Relays with a Raspberry Pi

Ever wanted to control some real world hardware with your Raspberry Pi?  Every now and then, we get questions about using either our I2C-RELAY16 or I2C-XIO boards from the Pi, and it’s been on my eternal backlog list of “I should do a quick article on that…”   So let’s break this logjam and get down […]