Once again YouTube member Almightarjen has demonstrated some fascinating LEGO train automation, this time with loading and unloading containers from a freight train. Although such a system may seem out of reach, when you plan the operations required it just boils down to reading various sensors and controlling various devices at the right time - something an Arduino can be controlled to do without much effort. The results are shown in the following video:
More of the background behind LEGO train automation can be found in the following video:
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