First of all I’d like to state I’m fairly new to this and ask for grace if my explanations are hard to grasp.
I’d like to know if it is possible to wire a scroll wheel encoder (the one with three points) so that when scrolling up, every increment or time it makes contact it will act as a button press and same goes for scrolling down wired to another button. I’ve read that you will need some sort of microcontroller to add logic and translate the signal from the encoder into pulses. (such as CD4013 D-type flip-flop?)
I am wondering whether I’d be able to get a simple schematic circuit for wiring the encoder to pulse to 2 separate LEDs one for scrolling up and one for scrolling down. It doesn’t necessarily have to count the amount of increments, but it does need to spam the button rather than hold it in.
The actual project is to modify a game controller to spam a button scrolling up and spam a button scrolling down. I have already bought a mod pack to tap into the buttons I will imitate with the encoder, but I know it isn't as simple as wiring the encoder straight to the mod pack.
I’ve seen a very similar question asked, but none of the answers have quite been what I need to know.
I highly appreciate any help with this.