There are tons of ways of creating a home-made microcontroller. Today we present a very detailed tutorial on how to achieve this using the rotary encoder from the scroll button of a mouse.
This is part 5 of a series. The goal here is to achieve a constant frequency signal at the output of the Papilio Pro and be able to vary the duty cycle just turning the wheel of the mouse. The other parts of the series would teach how to wire the whole circuitry as well as how to capture the encoder info for the different modules. Have fun!
By Jan Cumps’ Blog
Hi there everyone! We are excited to finally have the brand-new Encoder Wing in stock at the Gadget Factory store! We are offering this awesome new product at a special introductory price of $11.99 for the first day only. That day is today! I would say take advantage of the sale, because tomorrow the Encoder Wing goes to its regular price of $15.99.
Our friends over at Uberclock (makers of the Smoothie board) actually designed the wing, and they did a great job – it’s never been easier to add Encoder functionality to your Papilio.
The Encoder Wing features an RGB illuminated click encoder and a single color illuminated button. The rotary encoder makes an excellent basic interface device for many projects and we can list some of its features:
- uses two-channel quadrature gray code and has 24 pulses per channel per rotation
- the 24 detents per rotation are matched to the quadrature pulses
- red / green / blue LED
- Button Features
- large 12mm button has a great tactile feel
- built in LED available in 5 colors: red, orange, green, blue, and white
Remember that this is a one-day only introductory sale, so any orders received before 11:59 PM MST *today* will get the special price!
-The Gadget Factory Team