I am making a DIY gaming steering wheel and am stuck. For measuring the rotation of the wheel, I'm using a sensor encoder timing disk, which is usually found in printers. - https://robu.in/product/photoelectric-speed-sensor-encoder-coded-disc-code-wheel.
A lot of tutorials on youtube use this. But I just cannot seem to understand how to use this sensor.
Please help me in figuring this out: using this sensor, how to -
Measure how much the wheel rotated?
Know which direction did the wheel rotates in (clockwise, anti-clockwise).
PS: I tried using a rotatory encoder, but it is unable to sense rotation when rotated by a 1000 RPM motor. Would love to understand why.