Well I've been pretty unlucky then! All of the ones that I saw at my local electronics store (they just pull parts from everything and sort it into a huge warehouse) spun like a potentiomenter. Can go from the top all the way around but it would stop back at the top. Then you would have to spin the other direction. So 360 degrees of freedom compared with infinate. I guess most of the ones I find online will be the kind I'm looking for.Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
I actually want it to be binary coded. I am going to be desinging a whole circuit. I don't yet have a PIC programmer (If anyone has a spare to sell Serial/USB/PCI make me an offer ) I will probably use one in the end though. I believe my university has them available for me to program a chip. I think....Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
Good to know! I've never really played around with them.Originally Posted by Wiredwrx
That's probably true. Like I said, just thinking at this point. Not really even sure of the final project yet! I just want to do this for fun. I know, I'm a geek.Originally Posted by JimmyFitz
Those look promising. I haven't read the datasheet yet, I'll do that later tonight. Since it says incremental rotary encoder, I guess it just spits out if it is incrementing or decrementing. I guess that because it says 15-20 positions, yet only 3 pins, so maximum 3bits of data, or 8 positions. So this is pretty good. It wouldn't tell me what position it is in, but only whether or not the knob has been rotated and in what direction. That is perfect. The pushbutton option is pretty nifty. Didn't really think of that. I wonder if they make cool ones with LED backlight so it illuminates a ring around the pushbutton? I'll look later.Originally Posted by shotgunefx
Also, shotgunefx, do you have any pics of those parts in use? Just kind of curious how they look with a knob on them and all.
Thankyou everyone for your responses, and I hope it wasn't too dumb a question!