Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about using rotary encoders. In this class we will be covering the following:
Rotary Encoders Part 1: Background and Principle of Operation (http://bit.ly/2gpwEYJ) (17:00) In this first part of the lecture, I discuss the various types and principal of operation of this device.
Rotary Encoders Part 2: A Simple Circuit demo (http://bit.ly/2h87Icg) (13:30) In this second part of the lecture, I demonstrate a minimal circuit involving a rotary encoder that doesn't work very well due to the "bouncing" effect of the encoder's electrical conductive contacts.
Rotary Encoders Part 3: Adding Debouncing (http://bit.ly/2gDw1Or) (10:30) In this third part of the lecture, I demonstrate an upgraded circuit where I add debouncing and an improved version of the sketch where I add simple software debouncing. These two additions improve the accuracy of the rotary encoder. Parts Needed:
Arduino UNO (http://amzn.to/2guHM9Z) rotary encoder (http://amzn.to/2fT3oZu) Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step (http://goo.gl/5Uv71ft) which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor (http://www.hackerspacetech.com/pages/coupons.html).