Fusion Brain -- Digital Encoder Beta Test
Hello everyone. It is about that time of the year where we get some new schwag in. :)
I finished designing a digital encoder interface for the Fusion Brain last week, and have sent it off to be made. I have no idea if the fabbed version will work. Currently the only working version is built on a suitcase breadboard. :)
Anyways, this will interface any quadrature output rotary encoder to an analogue signal that the Fusion Brain can read. What does this mean?
Well a rotary encoder is a knob that can spin around and around and around and around and around and never stop. So most volume knobs on standard HU's, OEM HU's, home theatre boxes, ect... Currently we sell potentiometers, which are spin once type devices. They work well, but can get offsynced if you adjust them independantly. So this will overcome that.
They come in detented ones (cheaper, mechanical) and non detended ones (more expensive, and uses light through slots).
This interface has a header to go from board to the Fusion Brain, as well as a 3 pin header to go to the rotary encoder of your choice. We will stock 1 detented and 1 non-detented encoder and sell as a package option, as well as sell the board without an encoder. If you get it without the encoder, you can now interface the OEM style that came with your car most likely, or any encoder you want however fancy you want, or dont want. :) Freedom is yours.
So we are having 10 of them made. No idea how many will be faulty. Probably have 9 working when we get them in if I didnt screw up the layout, and 10 coasters if I messed up.
I will keep 2, Tim will keep 1 or 2 if he wants. The rest are for you guys. Who wants to test?
I would prefer to get 3 people with OEM knobs to try and interface and 3 with this being by itself.
So we would like to offer the beta boards at $12 encoder-less. $17 with an encoder.
Let us know if you are interested (Just post here)
Also constructive critisism or ideas are welcome too.