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Old November 19th, 2018, 06:09 AM   #1
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Hello everyone, my name is Mike and I thought I would introduce myself. I am new to the fourm board but in the past searching online for answers to my questions has lead me here several times, so I thought it would be better to register and become a member.

My project is probably going to seem unusual and not very practical to most. I used to do some computer programming back in the 1980's to 1990's, but only for home use. Over the course of the years with my job as a technician, first with a CD/DVD manufacturing facility, and now plastic sheet and products manufacturing, I have had to troubleshoot PLC's for years. I have had to work on several types, mainly to troubleshoot them and load the programs back into memory when needed.

I wanted to learn how to do actual programming. I purchased a small training kit with an Allen-Bradley ML1000 which has six inputs and four outputs attached with several switches and lights. Seemed to go OK, but I wanted to do something more "real world" then just pushing buttons and such. At the time, the DVD plant was closing up and I was allowed to remove parts from the machines to take home since all was being scrapped.

I do have a model train layout around the wall of my living room. Documented here, the video links are missing and I have to fix that.

I thought perhaps a good real world example would be to control the layout using a PLC. I used the parts I was able to obtain from my prior job to build this, I found on Ebay the better Micrologix 1000 that has more I/O. I figured for now to stick with this since I already started using a training kit with Allen-Bradley. I did obtain some Mitsubishi FX1N40 PLC modules which do have a few more I/O then the ML1000 does.

I am only using the RSLogix Micro Starter software as it is still free to use. I posted my progress on my website here which also has a few video links for the programs I wrote so far. Since I am using the free software I am limited to the 1000 and 1100 series PLC's Since there is no analog I/O available for these, I cannot control the speeds of the trains.

If anyone wants to see any code I have written so far, I would appreciate any feedback on how I am doing. It has been a lot of trial and error so far, but its cool to see a program working and running the trains.

Have a good day

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Old December 13th, 2018, 07:16 AM   #2
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so, let's start. I am Ryley. For last 7 years I work in the journalist's world. I write, edit, check and publish. But I am tired and I noticed that always I was into coding much. Now I read a lot about machine learning, AI and learn to code. My goal - finally to change my occupation.

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