This page is part of my Model Remodel series of articles.
Since I am replacing most of the lighting inside my Enterprise D partwork model, I thought it would be fun to add the ability to turn the various lights on and off separately and even remotely. I thought about doing this with a few manual switches at first, but the design quickly grew into needing some kind of small programmable microprocessor as a controller (brain). I considered using a Raspberry Pi, but it requires a lot of work to get it going. This led to my decision to use an Arduino.
There is a lot to learn when starting out with Arduino, so I will do my best to break down these ‘lessons’ into their own pages. While I focused on sharing the skills I needed to design the programming for my own Enterprise build, they do not cover everything possible with Arduino.
Next Arduino Page
INTRODUCTION – What is an Arduino and how we turn it on?