An encoder is a device, circuit, transducer, software program, algorithm or person that converts information from one format or code to another, for the purposes of standardization, speed, secrecy, security or compressions

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Resolver plus potentiometer VS Encoder [on hold]

Resolver and potentiometer are present in my drive. Now I want to replace with absolute encoder instead of resolver. Is it required to use potentiometer again to find the limit or Is it possible to ...
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Linear (non-stepper) motor control with stm32f4

I have a linear motor equipped with a sensor, such as is used in the printer. My task is to set the desired position with two switches, and with the third switch to drive off the motor in this ...
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Sevcon GEN4 SIZE 6, ME1304 coonfiguration/error [closed]

This site was recommened to me by a friend so it's my first time using it. We are working on a group project, we have ME1304 software and we are trying to use it with a 72/80V size 6 Sevcon controller....
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VT pin flashing on RF circuit

The VT pin on the decoder side (signifying a valid transmission) flashes intermittently (sort of imitating a square wave pulse) This happens without me making any change in the circuit - no address ...
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Open Collector Circuit Needs Pull-Up Resistor to Measure Frequency?

I need a little help determining what I need in order to measure frequency from an Encoder containing the attached Open Collector Output. The 5 Volts will actually be 24 Volts in my scenario (this is ...
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Encoder missing counts

I have a question about rotary incremental encoder, when there is a problem within an encoder, and this one misses a count: 1.if he misses a count on the A signal does the related B signal also ...
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STM32 Encoder mode + Input Capture on the same timer

I want to use CH1 and CH2 in encoder mode and also CH3 in input capture mode, all this using one timer (TIM3). Is it possible? I didn't found any warnings in datasheet. I looked at the block diagrams ...
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Switch Debounce Topology for Rotary Encoder

I'm looking to debounce the output of a rotary encoder I'm using as a switch to ground with a pull-up. Looking online I saw the debouncing circuit in Figure 2 and read about it here. However, I also ...
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Rotary Encoder for Android GPIO

I'm not too sure if this is the place to ask but I'm not sure where else this question belongs. I'm trying to hook up a rotary encoder to an Android dev board's GPIO pins, although I'm having trouble ...
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Rotary encoder to 2 buttons

Please excuse me if this question is a very obvious one, I have searched on here but my electronics knowledge is very very basic. Here's what I'm trying to do, I have taken an old Android phone ...
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Better data encoding for 433 Mhz OOK communication

I'm looking for a Manchester Encoding alternative for 433 Mhz OOK communication. Is 5B/6B data encoding appropriate for this application? It also provides 0 DC voltage average. And it doesn't require ...
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Measurement of marine propeller pitch

I have a small project that I'm trying to figure the cheapest and most reliable method for. I. Wanting to measure various points along an outboard motor propeller to gauge the exact pitch to be able ...
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How do I get a position from an encoder?

I have a motor that drives a rail which I need to know the position of. I have an AM102 encoder attached to the motor. But am unsure how to get a position from it. I have powered it up and attached ...
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Gray-code Encoder - Verilog

Given the truth table of gray-code encoder, how do I calculate the canonical forms for each output; w, x, y? I am trying to write the code in Verilog. I am very confused on where to start. My ...
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Minimise backlash in DC geared motor

I am new here, I actually work on application programming. As a hobby I started to work with arduino and dc motors. Soon I ended up with backlash problems. Right now I am using a rotary encoder which ...
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AS5048A SPI - 13bits instead of 14bits resolution

I'm trying to make a driver for as5048a (spi) on STM32f405rg This magnetic encoder is supposed to have 14bits of resolution : and the read package shows that the 2 MSB are parity and error flags So ...
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How does a Rotary Encoder work without connecting it to 5V

Like in this picture: I know we can hook 5v later externally to debounce but still, i heard it works without debounce circuit even if its bouncy. But how can it send signals if there are only output ...
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Turning Optical Encoder into Digital Outputs

I've got a challenge... I'm working to build a custom arcade game. Specifically, this is an arcade version of the original Mario Kart. I've got an arcade steering setup that works off of an optical ...
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8-bit binary U/D counter with rotary encoder

Im trying to make 8-bit binary counter using CD4516 / HEF4516 (doesnt matter, both act same). My circuit works well excepct one error. I can successfully go from ...
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Input circuit to handle both single ended and differential motor encoders

I'm working on a motor controller design that I would like to be as flexible as possible without driving up my BOM cost and board area more than necessary. To that end, I would like to use a single ...
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calculate encoder period from motor rpm?

Let's say I have a stepper motor which rotate at a speed of 1000 RPM and I have an incremental encoder attached directly to the shaft with 4096 PPR (pulses per revolution). How I can measure the ...
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Dc Motor Position Control

I am driving dc motor with drv8848. I send pwm pulse to the drv8848 and then ı read encoder value. My pwm frequency is 500 Hz. So here is my problem, pulse count is same but encoder value is different....
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Detect rotation direction of a rotary switch

Posted recently this: Detect rotation of a rotary switch But I want to be more precise about what I'm trying to do. I have a 1 pole 8 position rotary switch with continuous rotation, and I need an ...
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How to generate constant movement given variable opposing resistance?

I need to generate constant movement in one direction given a variable opposing force even while "stalled" (no net movement in either direction) and when the opposing force is greater than the force ...
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Effects on motor encoder by over-volting

I'm using Maxon RE-max 17 4.5W 12V DC motor with encoder attached for my research. Currently I'm using up to 18V for the voltage input to get a better rotation speed and torque. My questions: Is this ...
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How to implement line code?

I am looking for an easy way to implement a line code (both the encode and decode parts). This could be something like Biphase Mark Code, Differential Manchester, or anything else that has the ...
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Sony STR DN1030 2nd volume control using a second Vr Encoder

First off, I am very, very new to any electronic physics/engineering. Here's my problem: I want a second remote volume control for my receiver that is wired to my desk. (I have already managed to ...
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Interfacing multiple rotary encoders to a microcontroller

What, in your opinion, would be the most efficient way to interface muptiple (let's say, >20) incremental rotary encoders to GPIO-limited microcontroller (for example, ATxmega128A4U, 44 pin)? ...
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Sending serial signal of HT12A encoder by wire over 25 meters distance

This question has been asked many times, but I couldn't find something regarding sending out serial binary pulses from HT12A encoder over long distance. The wire will be running beside of AC 220v ...
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Encoder/decoder for serial connection without separate clock?

I'm putting together a link where the physical layer is SPDIF transmitters and receivers. I control both sides of the link (ie it doesn't have to interoperate with any other equipment). I would like ...
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How to connect absolute encoder on the rotating shaft. Please see the three options?

Hi, Here I have added 2 options for connecting encoder on shaft. Motor, gearhead and shaft is connected using coupling. But where will be best place for encoder (To avoid backlash from coupling and ...
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Encoder PCB design - grounding, noise and decoupling

Hi first time posting here. There always seems to be helpful answers and tips. Okay my question is simply are there any glaring mistakes in my approach to the PCB layout (see image links below), I'm ...
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Tracking rotation with extremely high accuracy

I would like to track the angular position of a fairly slow motorized rotating arm (direct-drive; see illustration below) -- but require angular accuracy of under 0.05°, and similar resolution. As @...
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Differences and conversion between encoding techniques (NRZI, Manchester, MLT3)

I'm currently reading a lot about different encoding techniques for data transmission, in particular ethernet, fiber (and usb). 10Base Tx ethernet uses Manchester encoding for data transmission. But ...
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How does a laser printer control the laser to produce such high resolutions?

I opened up a broken laser printer yesterday to find one of the important sections (this is an example photo from Google Images), trying to learn from the design of the laser+polygon mirror motor ...
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How these laser show systems work

I am trying to understand how laser show galvanometer systems like this one create high-resolution movement, and generate drawings of reasonable precision (w.r.t. minimum beam angular-deflection step ...
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Optic encoder - Rotation

In the following you can see the channel A ( above ) and the Channel B ( middle) output of an optic encoder that is connected on a rotating shaft. My questions is: Does the impulse width impact ...
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How to achieve very accurate/fine rotation with motor

I am running an experiment where I need to rotate a lightweight dial (<5 grams, so very low torque requirement, and fairly slowly), but need to do very accurate, fine steps of 0.03 degrees. ...
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rotary encoder, got a 20ppr but need more like 200 ppr [closed]

I'm a tinkerer who is attempting to turn a guitar pedal into a remote tempo control for a drum machine, which uses a rotary encoder. In place of the potentiometer in the guitar pedal, I have put in a ...
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How to connect 16x2 lcd to esp8266?

I have ESP8266-01 this model I Updated the frimware to nodeMCU and uploaded the web server code and tested by blinking led via web browser. Now I want to test that if I can send text data from web ...
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Why are servo motors geting weaker in a few minutes?

What I am experianceing is very weird but I will try to explane it as best as I can. I have a simple robot arm with 4 Degrees Of Freedom (DOF). This is not a robotics problem but thought it would be ...
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What happens when you use internal+external pull-up resistor?

I was working with an Arduino One and this rotary encoder from SparkFun. Then, for no good reason, I put three pull-up resistors, one for each input pin (pin 2, 3 & 4) facing the encoder, like ...
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How does sin cos encoder work?

Sin cos encoders are used in motors to determine position and direction of motor. However I am unable to understand its exact working.
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Making a robot go straight using encoder motors and micro-controller (Arduino)

Now I have a simple chassis with two wheels which are powered by encoder motors. I connected Arduino Uno with the chassis and made a simple program to just count the numbers of signals (in simple ...
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Where to place debouncing circuit for remote mounted buttons and rotary encoders

I have an application where a push button and mechanical grey-code rotary encoder(user inputs) need to mounted away from main pcb. 24" - 48" away. This is for space and packaging reasons. Is it OK to ...
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What type of encoder is this (optical, magnetic, inductive… etc)? and how does it operate?

I have found this circuit mounted to a DC motor. It is probably an encoder but I don't know how it works. I have looked everywhere but I could not find a similar encoder assuming that this is in fact ...
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Absolute encoder or Incremental encoder?

I'm planning on making a robot whose exact location can be tracked, which would be appropriate to use-- an absolute encoder or an incremental encoder and convert the number of rotations to distance ...
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Help me identify this rotary encoder [closed]

I need help identifying this 360 degree rotary encoder on my Roland SC-880 rack synthesizer. This one has become 'jumpy' and Roland claims the part is discontinued. So my only choice is to replace it. ...
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Appropriate Method of Counting counts from a Quadrature Encoder

I'm using an Mbed to drive a DC motor which will follow a trapezoidal trajectory. What is the most appropriate way to determine position from the quadrature encoder? Should I use interrupts, or is ...
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Design Priority Encoder using only NAND and NOR Gates

I'm trying to build an 8-to-3 priority encoder using only nand and nor gates. Below is a 4-2 priority encoder, however it is using only ands, ors, and nots. If I have specific activation levels (some ...