MattzoBricks has just released firmware 0.4.1. The release contains the following features: Delayed primary boom barriers for enhanced realism With this features, the lights of the level crossing can be switched on for a couple of seconds before the primary booms start to close. Another delay can still be set […]
Video about Level Crossings published
Build flexible and powerful level crossings for your LEGO train layout. We have just published a nice and informative video about it: More Info can be found here. Enjoy!
Mattzobricks firmware 0.4 released
LEGO train automation specialist Mattzobricks has released its new firmware version 0.4. The new release provides superior new features like level crossing support and bascule bridge support. Layout components like switches, signals and sensors can now be controlled with a unified controller called “MattzoLayoutController”. The MattzoLayoutController can be extended with […]
MattzoController firmware V0.3 released
Today we proudly announce the release of MattzoController firmware V0.3. The new firmware contains a large variety of improvements and a whole new type of MattzoController, the MattzoTrainController for Powered Up (MTC4PU). The MTC4PU controls trains with Powered Up Hubs and also switches the train lights on and off – […]
Announcements for Christmas 2020
Mattzobricks announces a bunch of releases and publications for Christmas 2020: First MattzoTrainController in a box. Includes rechargeable battery, micro controller, motor shield, integrated LED, plug bar (12 pins), dual USB and on/off switch. Release of the MattzoTrainController for Powered Up. Automatic headlights for MattzoTrainControllers Support for LEGO Power Functions […]
Controlling LEGO Trains!
Hello everybody! You have waited a long time for this news, and I appreciate your patience. The MattzoTrainController for Power Functions (MTC4PF) is reality, we have a video, the firmware is ready for download, and we have building instructions. This is a major milestone in our MattzoBricks Train Automation System. […]
Fully automated Roller Coaster (10261) with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
The Roller Coaster (set 10261) is one of the best sets LEGO has ever produced. Anyway, the coaster has some small problems that can be overcome with some genuine LEGO Mindstorms EV3 automation components of the shelf. It is even possible to have three sledges running at the same time! […]
Signals and Switches
Check out our new video on signals and switches: In the video, we are showing how we automate signals and switches on our layouts. We explain how to set-up signals in Rocrails, and how to set the lights for simple red/green signals, and also for more advanced signals that have […]
Reed sensors: new insights!
Our reed sensors are even more versatile than we expected! Now we managed to trigger our reed sensors for the LEGO train system with the train couplings magnets of the loco and the waggons! Check out the new video: More detailed information can be found on the sensors page. German […]
Reed sensors for the LEGO train system: reliable, small and cheap!
Check out our video on sensors! Reed sensors are 100% reliable, small and cheap. We believe that those sensors will replace optical sensors in the near future, because they work better in any aspect, are easy to build and less expensive than infrared sensors. In the video, we show the […]