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Remote controlled tank engine
#1
Lightbulb 
Is three naybody that knows how to make remote co trolled plarail tank engine? It can be event an Arduino(od someone know Arduino well let me know)

With functions like light on/off,
Speed: forward max fast, forward fast, forward slow, stop, backward slow, backward fast, backward Max fast.

And it need to be as small as it can be because i maliny small lico and im afraid it willa bot fit. Ya all know battery gearbox and other...

Thanks to everyone

MarvellousSideRods :)
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#2
mr. motorman is probably what you are looking for except for turning lights on and off.
My Trackmaster/Tomy/Plarail Photo Gallery Page (over 600+ photos and still under construction)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/183311600@N03/
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#3
Leylands idea is probably the quickest and easiest. There are many videos on YouTube showing complete modifications of Plarails to RC.
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#4
I cant find any videos. Can you send me some links please?
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#5
You may be more successful finding the videos by translating your searches into Japanese.
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#6
still nothing. Can you send me a playlist or something? Please...
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#7
For Mr. Motorman, search "プラレールミスターモーターマン"

for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZ87LCJjNg

For Arduino projects, search "プラレール arduino"

for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6xy1y1ZxB0
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#8
our fellow memeber ucwepen did a video on Mr motorman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF2qzkDZ4Bs
My Trackmaster/Tomy/Plarail Photo Gallery Page (over 600+ photos and still under construction)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/183311600@N03/
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#9
I wouldn't have a play list for something like that. These are just videos I remember seeing while looking around YouTube over the years. A lot of the them created by some very talented electrical whizzes.
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#10
Ah, it's interesting you'd mention this :)

The latest version of the Mabeee battery that can be used to control Plarail and other battery operated devices can actually be operated and programmed via Scratch, which I believe can be used on Arduino?

In any case, I have actually been working on [theoretical] plans as to how I could automate my Plarail layout using a combination of sensors, Mabeee battery controllers, and of course, Scratch programming, with the ultimate aim to be the creation of a form of ATO train control system wherein Scratch would drive the trains, with the sensors regulating distance between trains, and stopping positions.

Equally, I am also considering using Scratch, the Mabeee system, and a USB controller kit to potentially enable me to create and build a train driving controller based on the layout of a train driving desk, with sound buttons, power handles, etc., allowing for a fully immersive Plarail driving experience.

If and when I can prove these concepts [presently, I have one Mabeee battery underway from Japan with a consignment of other Plarail goodies], then I'll be sure to post my findings; Indeed, should I be able to create a successful Plarail ATO system for the Mabeee/Scratch, or a USB controller for PC-based driving control, I'll share the progams and schematics on here so you guys can potentially build your own controller, or easily program your own layout :)

Incidentally, here's a link to the Mabeee batteries that I bought - These apparently should be the latest model, compatible with 'MabeeeDesktopEX'; effectively a piece of software that allows one to connect to Mabeee batteries via PC. Previous models could not do this, but could connect via a Japan-only mobile app. These newer models are still compatible with the app as well, but the PC software is not region-locked, and as long as you can install 'DesktopEX', then you should be able to sync it to Scratch and go from there.

https://www.jauce.com/rakuten/item/kazamidori:10014457/

I will try and find the link to the pages that explain how it can be connected and incorporated into Scratch, and post a translation to here [the pages are mostly in Japanese] :)
Been building Plarail worlds since 2001; still building in 2021 - Not bad really  :cool:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs6oVPBK_D4&t=12s

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3RYwxITmcg

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https://mabeee.mobi/en/what/
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#12
I wonder if cost anything for the phone app and whether its only in Japanese because it does seem like something that would be worth a try if you can understand it.
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#13
The app is free, e.g. from Google Play Store. Although it is only in Japanese, it looks pretty intuitive, though it does very little until a Mabeee battery is detected.

We first mentioned it here back in 2016.
https://blueplastictracks.com/showthread...3#pid21273
then again in 2020.
https://blueplastictracks.com/showthread...0#pid50600

However, MaBeee has moved on. Plarail Man UK is talking about its use in conjunction with the visual programming tool Scratch. I'm looking forward to hearing more.
https://novars-jp.translate.goog/scratch..._tr_pto=sc
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electronic-Plar...B08P1W8MVR
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https://manaita.tech/mabeee-plarail/
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#14
on the mabeee tutorails i see there is no backward movement
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#15
True, but given that it's pretty much impossible to drive a Plarail train of more than about two cars backwards along anything except a loop with no switches in it, without it de-railing, that's maybe not such a big deal?
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