Dynamic images with Scene7 (Adobe Marketing Cloud / Experience Manager)

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Using query params we can instruct Scene7 to construct a dynamic image for us. The above example creates a single composition from two images. You can see things like background color, opacity, image source, and size.

In the above example I’m making the middle layer slight smaller to maintain a safe area/margin. Scene7 will scale from center, but there is also an anchor point option if needed.

Kato HO Metra with LokSound 5 Select Direct and Custom Sounds

A hobby project I’ve been working on recently. This project involved:

  • soldering small electronic components
  • using a multimeter (to measure current, resistance, amperage)
  • understanding and installing resistors and LEDs
  • painting/spray painting plastic and installing small plastic pieces to the body shell
  • knowledge of DC
  • removing the old light board and installing a new LokSound DCC Select Direct board
  • using LokProgrammer to configure the board and install custom sounds
  • creating custom station and announcement sounds to use within LokProgrammer
  • creating a custom sound schedule with logic for station and route sounds

Photos of the train with the shell off:

Wiring