Device Like Griffin PowerMate
I have been working on an mp3car project for a while and I finally finished writing my winamp plugin and library source. I've come to the realization that I need a good form of Human Interface. I want to have either two knobs or a knob and a scroller wheel.
However, the only knob I could find that fits my needs is the Griffin PowerMate. Unfortunately, the current software will not support multiple powermates. Griffin has promised this for over a year, so I do not think that this will ever happen. Also, the power mate is a rather large knob.
Does anyone know the name of the component used in these kind of devices? A knob that can turn infinately in either direction. It is up to the software to keep track of the "position". I can't find these devices anywhere, all I can find are BCD switches and pots. I am interested in wiring two of these knobs and several buttons to a MicroChips controller.
Thank you for your time,