The latest app works on all versions of Android. It can be downloaded HERE. While we call this the ‘universal’ app, it’s not quite there yet. We have many ideas and options to integrate into it and will be updating it over time. However, for now, this will control all DCC functions. This is the system we use to run our trains, we don’t have anything else so all upgrades will be implemented around this package. Controlling Live Steam, better battery only (ESCs) support and custom configuration screens for popular large scale decoders are all on the to-do list.
We are also researching more plugin network modules for our device- Wifi, Xbee (Protothrottle) plus Airwire, DSM2 R/C and Revo.
Description of the App Screens
Some of the internal app configurations are handled by CVs. The timeout value, the timeout mode, the ESC mode and the outputs mode are a few. See the list at the bottom.
Internal Board CVs
In order to squeeze some extra functionality into the app, the BlueDCC board accepts a series of it’s own internal CVs. These are for configuring things that normally don’t need to be changed.
|900||320=32 sec (etc)||Set this value to stop the locomotive after a certain time that the Android device is not communicating. This can be because you changed to another locomotive or dropped your phone in a bucket of water. The max is 32 seconds although you can completely disable the timeout if you wish. The default is 3 seconds.|
|901||1=enabled, 0=disable||Set timeout active. The default is active.|
|902||1=center, 0=low||ESC mode when comm is lost. 1 is Center off, 0 is low off. The default is center.|
|903||0x30=both on, 0=low||Outputs on power up. (connections 4 and 5 on the board) This is a bit field -> 00xx0000 so 0x30 is both on, 0x10 is output 0 on, 1 off, etc. The default is both on at power up.|
|904||0x07 = normal, 0x00 = all reversed||NOT IMPLEMENTED IN 1.04. This is a bit field for all three servos (0 thru 2 on the board)|
|910||0-100||Servo Coupler 1 max value|
|911||0-100||Servo Coupler 1 min value|
|912||0-28||Coupler 1 Sound DCC function code|
|920||0-100||Servo Coupler 2 max value|
|921||0-100||Servo Coupler 2 min value|
|922||0-28||Coupler 2 Sound DCC function code|