February 17, 2020
The French and German manuals of Mardec 6.0 are now available
February 6, 2020
The pin version of Mardec 6.0 is renewed. It contained a bug.
It was not possible to configure pin 14
January 27, 2020
Now you can also order a completely build DCCNext.
Including interface and box
No more soldering!
January 16, 2020
The English version of the Mardec 6.0 manual is released
December 17, 2019
Mardec V6.0 is released!
See the Mardec page for all new features.
September 10, 2019
A new version of the English ArLoco manual (3.0) is released.
Also a German manual of Arsigdec is released.
August 11, 2019
New versions of all Mardec manuals (Nederlands, Francais, and English) is available.
Völlig neu ist auch das Deutsche MARDEC-Handbuch.
(Vielen Dank Carl Jaeger)
De nouveaux manuels français d’Arsigdec et d’ArLoco sont également disponibles.
(Merci Jean-Michel Bapt)
August 1, 2019
New videos about Mardec, made by Ruud Boer are available in the new Video menu
May 26, 2019
New version (5.1) of Mardec is released
May 13, 2019
New versions of all Arcomora programs are released!
March 19, 2019
Today a new DCC decoder has been launched: DCCNext
Read all about here.
February 14, 2019
Today the French manual of Arsigdec 2.0 is available.
Merci Jean-Michel Bapt.
February 5, 2019
Arsigdec 2.0 contained a serious error. When manually adding a signal the configuration was canceled after the first aspect. (Thanks Jean-Michel Bapt)
This is fixed in version 2.0a.
To download the fix see download page
November 18, 2018
Today the English manual of Arsigdec 2.0 is released.
See download page
November 9, 2018
Also in ArLoco 2.1 a serious error was detected.
The problem is fixed in version 2.2
October 30, 2018
Unfortunately a minor bug was detected in Mardec 4.0.
The set attach/detach option could not be set correctly.
This bug is fixed in release 4.0a.
Both packages (full and update) are updated with 4.0a
To update your Arduino from 4.0 to 4.0a use the new ‘Upload‘ tool.
October 19, 2018
Today new versions of Mardec, Arsigdec and ArLoco are released.
See Mardec page for more info.
See Arsigdec page for more info.
See ArLoco page for more info..
Today new versions of Mardec, Arsigdec and ArLoco are released.
– The dialog for configuring the frogpoint options is improved. (Thanks Ruud Boer)
– Now also inversion of second relay without first removing the frog point.
– The ‘M(ove)-command’ is replaced by the ‘S(peed)-Command.
– New Generic ‘A-command’: when editing a pin you can also specify the pin by its DCC address.
– Where relevant the DCC-address of a pin is added to the pinnumber.
E.g.: “Specify action for Servo on pin 4 (23):”. 23 Is the address assigned to pin 4
– Where relevant the highest DCC address is limited to 2000. It was different in multiple inputs.
– French signals are added to the database. Merci Xavier Bouillard
– A new addressing mechanism is added. Each ArLoco has its own base address instead of an address range. Now an ArLoco can have less then 16 addresses.
– A sensor can be set to ‘inactive’. The sensor is not polled then and has no address.
Also see new manual.
March 19, 2018
November 16, 2017
Today starts the delivery of new packages of the DCC/Power shield.
The new construction manuals can be downloaded from the Download page
November 11, 2017
A new version (1.2) of Arsigdec is released.
A major bug (a common anode signal did not flash at all) is solved
Also the C-command (admin. Code) is replaced by the N-command (admin. Note)
The I-Command (Inversion) is replaced by the C-command (Connection type: common anode or common cathode).
Also pre-defined signals for Belgium are added.
October 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
On the download page an English version of the construction manual of the DCC/Power shield has been added. (Thanks Tom Busza)
October 8, 2017
On the download page a document is added that explains how to flash the bootloader of an Arduino. You can use this in case of a corrupted or missing bootloader or to extent the available program memory size on a Arduino Nano.
September 29, 2017
September 15, 2017
The price of an OKKIE is lowered from €5,25 to €4,95
A combi set (1 x ArLoco shield + 2 x OKKIE) costs now €13,75!
September 14, 2017
Today MARDEC 3.3.1 has been released. It improves the configuration of a new servo.
A new servo now rotates first fast to 90 degrees and then with default speed to 75 degrees.
Until now it first sweeped fast to 1 degree and then with default speed to 75 degrees.
This caused that, of an already mounted servo, the pin that moves the turnout was pulled out of the turnout.
The update package updates now from 3.x to 3.3.1.
Also the addtional scripts are improved. An updated version is now automatically uploaded to the Arduino when you start the shortcut.
September 10, 2017
September 5, 2017
After a new release of Arcomora, also the update is now released.
A single msi-file updates Mardec 3.x to 3.3.1 and ArLoco and Arsigdec from 1.0 to 1.1.
Of course you can select which product you want to update.
The new COM-port management tools are always installed.
The new version of the sketch is automatically uploaded when starting Putty.
September 4, 2017
A new version (3.3) of Mardec has been released.
- You can control the inversion of the frogpoint relay. If you connected the frogpoint to the wrong tracks you had to switch the wires on the nc/no connections on the relay.
With version 3.3 you can control inversion of the relay. So if the wires are connected in the wrong way, you can change the activation of the relay by software.
- It is now also possible to connect servo’s to the pins 16 to 19
Also a new version (1.1) of ArLoco has been released.
- The setting of the ‘Delay before occupied‘ time was not saved. Therefore it was not possible to change this.
This is fixed.
- Sensor 1 is limited to only pulse detection. Current detection with an Okkie does not work correctly.
The new Arcomora installation also contains two new tools.
One for changing the comport of a connected Arduino and one for adding a new Arduino.
If you do not connect your Arduino to the same USB port, Windows will assign another COM-port the USB-port. Resulting in an error when starting Putty. With the change-tool you can assign a new COM-port to the Arcomora shortcut.
If you want to control multiple Arduino’s you can use the new Add-tool. With this tool you can easely add a new shortcut on your desktop. You can specify the COM-port, and a name for the new shortcut. Also the required sketch is uploaded.