OpenLCB Hardware Prototypes Area

OpenLCB™ is being developed via an open, collaborative process that includes multiple parallel prototypes, listed here. We make that code available to anybody who wants to use it for their own layouts, subject only to the OpenLCB license.

Hardware comes from many places: OpenLCB members can design and manufacture their own, or we can modify and use existing commercial hardware, commercial forms can purpose-build OpenLCB hardware, etc. This section of the OpenLCB web describes how to work with various kinds of hardware. It includes modification information, customized bootloaders, etc. The main prototypes page is the place to go to find software to run on this hardware.


This area contains a number of subdirectories organized by device.

Railstars Io

AVR-based input/output board instructions


Small I/O board with buttons and LEDs.

Access & Versioning

The current content of this development area, including code, documents and web pages, is kept in the OpenLCB SVN repository in the “trunk/prototypes/hardware” directory. To check it out, please do:

svn co hardware

We provide periodic stable versions of the code. For more information on this, please see the Versioning document.

For more information on the SVN source code management tool, please see the SVN website and the online SVN book.

This web sites contains trademarks and copyrighted information. Please see the Licensing page.

This is SVN $Revision: 3111 $ of 08/16/09.