Hi Folks, My first post here! I am a little successful with Arduino but not yet started DCC++ nor do I have a DCC decoder as yet. I think I understand the DCC++ Arduino and motor shield build, but all I want to do (at first) is hard code in an Arduino sketch a few lines that will do very simple things like just start a loco in one direction at a fixed speed, and stop it later. So I guess that means serial out from one Arduino to serial in on the DCC++ Arduino/motor shield set-up. I learn by examples, so if someone can point me to some simple code examples, I would be able to take it from there, hopefully. I looked at Dave Bodnar's examples, but I cannot pick out just what I need. Perhaps I am missing the forest for the trees, or just naively thinking it's going to be simple. So once I receive my new hardware (another uno, a motor shield and a decoder that will handle a 0.5 amp motor), I want to see if I can get the JMRI running from a MAC (I am not a MAC aficionado, but it's a new machine), but later all I want to do is very simple control from an Arduino that may also be running other things, like controlling servos for animation, no computer or Raspberry Pi afterward. (I am not a model railroader but on the fringe of the 3 rail O gauge hobby. An HO decoder will work for some of my unusual projects.) Thanks! Take care, Joe.