I'd like to use something like the AEDR-8300-series reflective optical encoder module in a hobby project. Ideally someone with minimal to moderate skills should be able to reproduce it, which means no surface mount components, especially not leadless.
Is there something similar in a more hobby-friendly package? Either as a DIP module or, even better, something screw-down. Avago has a transmissive version as a C-shaped module that is screw-down, but this is not suitable for my application.