Model Railways

Bluetooth Control

This section details my DIY bluetooth layout control based around an ESP8266 chip using a Android phone app.

Based on the work of Steve Massikker at Arduino Railway Control

The system uses the following key components:

  • NodeMCU ESP8266 Development Board
  • L298n Motor Controller
  • HC-06 Bluetooth Interface Module

A Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) output from the ESP8266 dictates the voltage level delivered to the motor