So anyway, Innovation Day was coming up at work. Every so often, we all take a day out from our normal sprints and get let loose on ideas.
This is usually aimed at developers and product guys rather than the ops side, so what was I to do?
Well, I figured I’d take the concept of a software release train and… make it real. Every time we deploy new code, I want a train to leave the station and do a little loop before shutting down until the next deployment.
So on the Saturday before Innovation Day, I went shopping, and came home with an Arduino experimenter’s kit, a relay driver, some bits and pieces of wire and a Hornby Caledonian Belle model railway set. And this is what I built (apologies for the portrait mode film, I’ll have a better one after demo day tomorrow)