I have a 10kOhm linear Potentiometer. I connected it to analog 0, as in https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/Potentiometer.
The analogRead() gives a value between 0 and 1023, so I was expecting 0 if the potentiometer is at the lowest position, 1023 if it is at the highest position and 500 somewhere in the middle.
In fact I get ~40 at the lowest position, I get 1021 at the highest position (that's okay, I guess), and I also get 1021 at the middle. 500 is at a 1/4 position, I expected to have ~255 there.
I measured the resistance of the potentiometer. It reads ~200 Ohm at the lowest postion, 10kOhm (as expected) at the highest position and ~5kOhm in the middle, so, exactly as I expected.
So, what did I get wrong?