Questions tagged [rotary]

Characterized by circular movement around an axis, as opposed to linear movement along a line.

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Do rotary encoders really have no bounce?

I've always needed to add debouncing code, when handling switch inputs on microcontrollers. While I've only used three different types of switch, they all needed debouncing. My (two) rotary encoders ...
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Question based on rotary potentiometer and resolution

Can anyone help me how to come up with this question's solution? Question: A rotary potentiometer consists of a fine wire wound on a circular former, whose inner diameter is 2.5 cm. The resolution in ...
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Three-phase rotary converter wiring questions

I am installing a 30 HP three-phase rotary converter on a 200 amp service in my home shop. I intend to run a CNC milling machine with a 15 HP motor. I am using 2 AWG wiring in 1" shielded conduit ...
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How does a “pulse dialer” (e.g. IN9151) internally work?

I'm wondering how a so called "pulse dialer" like the IN9151 (https://www.digchip.com/datasheets/parts/datasheet/237/IL9151-3N-pdf.php) internally works, meaning how it is achieved to ...
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Rotary encoder Grayhill SERIES 26 pinout

I can't figure out how this rotary encoder works. What's the Vcc and GND? The technical sheet is attached here but it does not say anything about how to wire it http://www.grayhill.com/assets/1/7/...
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Why does a rotating magnetic field's frequency decrease, if we increase number of poles (induction motor)?

I absolutely don't understand it and drives me crazy. I've found several sources, in which there are shown images and animations about how two or three phase electric current generate rotating ...
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Motorized rotary switch

Motorized potentiometers are easy to find and often used e.g. in music studio equipment, but I could need a similarly motorized rotary switch for a project. I am either searching for the wrong term (...
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KY040 rotary encoder weird waveform

Edit: Figured it out. I posted answer. I have a KY040 rotary encoder hooked up to a 5V source, and the oscilloscope hooked up to the CLK output. When I turn the encoder, CLK goes low as you can see ...
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Reading a rotary encoder using a microcontroller and converting to Serial TTL?

I have an incremental rotary encoder (Bournes-EMS22Q) that I would like to have available on a wired network via RJ45 or via serial TTL (we have a serial-to-ethernet converter we can use Netburner ...
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Detecting rotation from a fixed sensor

I am looking for a way how to detect the rotation of an object that is hanging from ceiling, attached with a rope. Since the object can freely rotate for many revolutions (until the rope is too ...
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Stepper motor resolution calculation

I am not familiar on how to calculate the stepper motor resolution to operate with multi-turn absolute rotary encoder. Stepper motor details as follows, Total step - 600; speed - 160 pps; Motor type ...
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Rotary potentiometer angle to voltage relation

I have a 10k rotary potentiometer which turns from 0° to 270°. I wire it to an Arduino with the middle pin (2) connected to an analog input (A0) and the other two pins (1 and 3) connected to 5V and ...
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Determine angular position from two potentiometers

I am trying to generate a continuous angle based on the output of the two potentiometers that are inside my device. The pots are shifted by 180 degrees and are capable of spinning continuously. How ...
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Scrolling wheel encoder with button push button action into wheel axis

I am looking for a wheel that you can push into as a button as well as scroll indefinitely in either direction. Here's the exact part I am talking about. I'm not sure exactly what it is called. The ...
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Help identifying pins in EVQV9C00116E rotary encoder

I'm trying to make a button box for a sim racing rig and need a few rotary encoders for menu browsing. I plan to connect it to an arduino but I can't seem to figure out how to wire things up. I have ...
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Invert or turn Aux Signal mono using Rotary Switch

Is it possible to use a 3 Pole 4 Position rotary Switch to do the following on the respective positions: Send the Aux signal through normally Invert Left and Right Send the Left Signal to both ...
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Understanding a rotary switch voltage rating

I am continuing work on designing a vacuum tube tester and curve tracer. I have described part of the challenge in this question: Designing an analog high voltage multiplexer The component I'm ...
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Rotary switch to turn LEDs on cumulatively

Problem: I have a 12 position rotary switch and 11 LEDs that I want to switch on one after the other until they are all on (on pos 12). Limitations: It would be easy to use a μC, but I wanted to keep ...
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High resolution angular position (~0.5 degree) measurement [duplicate]

I am attempting to replace a light/mirror sensor to measure the slight low speed oscillations/ rotations of a disc over a period of time. I want to record the angular position, but I wanted to find a ...
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Does potentiometer accuracy change with degree of movement?

I want to use a conductive plastic potentiometer for my actuator application where movement is +/- 40 degrees. As in datasheet, the potentiometer linearity is given as +/-0.2 % which I think is for ...
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Rotary Encoders

I am trying to find a replacement for an obsolete encoder. I thought I had found a good replacement, hiwever the unit increments up when turned both ways, instead of up for right and down for left. ...
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DIY rotary inverter technical and economical feasibility

I’m setting up a solar panel system (200W) that’s used to charge batteries that will power small appliances in a converted van. Solid state inverters are expensive and difficult to fix and it seems ...
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Receive same GPIO input signal on multiple raspberry's from one source

I'm having 7 raspberry Pi's 3 connected to 7 screens, running an python 2.7 app to download different images from google drive, every raspberry has different images. Geeqie is displaying those images ...
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How would I use a rotary encoder without housing?

I'm looking to buy a rotary encoder and I've stumbled upon this: which I assume is an encoder stripped of its housing. My question is how would I use it? There is no shaft to turn, so I'm assuming I ...
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How to handle rotary encoder overflow

I am using a magnetic rotary encoder(AS5048B) to detect the rotation angle of a motor shaft. This is fed to a pid loop to calculate the PWM value for motor position control. The encoder has a 14Bit ...
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How do memory seats keep track of their position?

I was wondering how do memory seats keep track of their position. Since this kind of equipment existed in 1990's cars, it must be simple yet ingenious. I have been thinking about this for quite a time ...
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What do the pins mean on this rotary encoder?

I'm trying to repair a speaker of mine (old AudioEngine A5). The encoder that controls the volume is not working properly and turning the volume up REALLY loud sometimes when you touch it. I had some ...
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Determining optical rotary encoder RPM

I hope the first part of this question isn't too physics based for this forum but I am trying to use an optical rotary mask encoder such as this one (Optical Encoder Pair Kit) to determine the RPM of ...
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Rotary switch that changes resistance on each click?

I am trying to create controller for my car head unit as it lacks a volume knob amongst other things. I have worked out that when tapping onto the control pin I can "send" commands by applying a ...
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How to calculate RPM, given timer frequency and counter on STM32

on my STM32F103, I use a timer to read rotary encoder Prescaler = 71 Period = 20 Clock = 72MHz Rotary encoder: 2000 ppr Given the formula: TIMUpdateFrequency(Hz)=Clock/((PSC−1)∗(Period−1)) I ...
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Arduino reading double-din radio volume rotary dial knob [closed]

Hey all I bought a Chinese double din radio in order to modify it to my liking. The main reason why i went with this one is that it had a few buttons and turn knobs on the front and i wanted to use an ...
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Is there something such as an infinite potentiometer?

I am trying to find a component, that, similar to a potentiometer, delivers an analog output, but which can be turned indefinitely in a single direction. I have tried searching for something like this,...
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Why does this rotary switch register multiple positions simultaneously?

New to electronics, tackling a project that involves a switch matrix. Having grasped the concept of regular button matrices and modifier keys, it’s time to move on to explore alternative types of ...
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Can rotary encoders be multiplexed?

I am currently working on a MIDI based project and would like to use rotary encoders. However, due to the nature of my project I need to multiplex a total of 64 encoders with 8:1 multiplexers. Is ...
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Quadrature encoder interface loses count

I am trying to read the encoder signal of a drive amplifier using an ARM (TM4C). The amplifier has differential outputs (+- 5V), the MCU has 2 QEIs (Quadrature Encoder Interfaces). First I have ...
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Pass power to components on a high speed spinning motor

I have a small Emax RS2205 2600kv 16v DC Motor that is turning a PCB with IC chips that needs to be powered. I want to send 2 power cable (VCC and GND) from to stationary battery to the rotating PCB. ...
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Short range wireless pulse transmission in wind anemometer

I have an old windmil-type anemometer, something like this: (Illustrative image, the real unit is 40+ year old soviet-made device with presumably no operational active components inside) My project ...
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rotary encoder pin identification

Every datasheet that I have looked at mentions the function of pins A, B and C but no mention of D and E. I'm unsure which one is the push button output and which one is the Ground pin. I'm currently ...
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High resolution rotary encoder

I'm trying to find a way to translate small angle rotation into some form of digital signal. 1 degree resolution would be excellent, but something like 5 degrees would be ok. I need something like a ...
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SPI: MOSI not dropping LOW for receiving device

I hope this question is not a repeat of others on this stack exchange concerning SPI. I've been searching for at least an hour and have not found the same problem/answer. SCENARIO My friends and I ...
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KY-040 rotary middle push button switch is unreliable

I have the following rotary encoder with a built in push switch: http://henrysbench.capnfatz.com/henrys-bench/arduino-sensors-and-input/keyes-ky-040-arduino-rotary-encoder-user-manual/ I connect the ...
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STM32: Timer encoder reset

I configured my TIM4 as encoder input and everything is working well when I execute TIM_GetCounter(TIM4) But I would like to put the timer value back to 0 (reset?) when I press a push button with an ...
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Mouse Wheel Rotary Encoder … encoding wrong

OK, guys - I'm pretty confused here. I bought a cheap wireless mouse to gut and use in a project. Right now I'm trying to get the rotary encoder behaving, but (while it IS behaving) it's behaving ...
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How to understand data from Bluetooth LE accelerometer with X,Y,Z as single value? [closed]

I'm using a cheap BLE accelerometer MPU 6050 that notifies X, Y, Z values as a single attribute. It seems that this type of value hasn't been standardized and I don't know how to read data correctly. ...
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Necessary Read Frequency vs PPR of Rotary Encoder

I am working on a microcontroller (ATMega328) project where I am planning to use a rotary encoder. I plan to have a non-time critical main loop and set up a timer interrupt to handle reading the ...
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Maximum rotation rate for digital compass

How well do digital compass ICs (e.g. HMC5843) cope with when rotating rapidly? If I were to rotate one at 1000 RPM, what kind of signal could I expect to get from it? Would the measured bearing lag ...
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Identifying this part - ALPS 242N Probably a rotary encoder

This was damaged in shipping. Looking it over I THINK it's a rotary encoder. ALPS seems to have forgotten they ever made the part. Printed on the back is ALPS 242N. Can't find any specs on it. ...
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Can HEDS-5500 rotary encoder work with semicircular shaft?

Does anybody know if HEDS-5500 rotary encoder can be used with a stepper motor semicircular shaft (with the shape like in this picture)?
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Rotary Decoder circuit for high PPR Encoders

I am working on a project that uses a rotary encoder, I am using a locally made encoder of 200 PPR(pulses per revolution), The encoder has 2 inputs wires (0-5 volts) and 2 output wires (output pulses)...
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Telling which way a KY-040 Rotary Encoder has been turned

I am stripping this problem down to the bare minimum. I have KY-040 Rotary Encode, When it is turned clockwise I want a blue LED to blink for every increment it is turned. When it is turned anti ...