Questions tagged [rotary-encoder]

An electro-mechanical device for detecting angular position and/or motion.

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ESP8266 rotary encoder ISR not in IRAM

I am trying to connecting rotary incremental encoder with NodeMCU Lua V3, ESP8266, CH340G. This tutorial is what I want to do https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6BjnfwfzKE but here is the warning ...
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Rotary Encoder gives “wrong” patterns?

I am trying to learn how to use a Rotary Encoder together with an LCD display where I can use the encoder to choose Letters that will be printed in the LCD. This is the kind of result I should be ...
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Best approaches to reading a high-count quadrature encoder?

I have a 24v servo motor coupled to a 2,000 segment optical encoder that runs on 5v. That's 2,000 "ticks" per revolution at it's base resolution. (Full quad reading allows 8,000 ticks per revolution, ...
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Undocumented industrial servo with 8-wire encoder: how to read this encoder?

I have scavenged an industrial servo with its attached ballscrew linear actuator from an old large format scanner, and I am trying to figure out how to make a 'servo drive' aka 'servo driver' aka '...
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Forward kinematics of a differential drive robot

I've been braking my head over this for the past few days and can't make it work.. So, I have a small robot with a rotary encoder on each wheel and i want to track its position (in x and y) on a flat ...
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How do you determine Lead Screw position using Absolute Encoder?

I need to control the position of a lead Screw Stepper motor using EMS22A Absolute Encoder? I've seen James Bruton do this in his video. can anyone help me? James Bruton Video: https://www.youtube....
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Why is my quadrature encoder writing as irregular intervals in serial monitor after working fine?

I'll try to keep this brief and add code/output at the bottom. I am using an Arduino Uno with a Pololu motor shield and two Pololu motors. I am driving speed control using the encoders at the ends of ...
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read with Arduino SSI encoder signal

I'm stuck in my project, I try to read an absolute encoders angular position with my Arduino. I used and cabled a differential line receiver and driver between Arduino and the encoder, like explained ...
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Rotary encoder using interrupt

This is my first time working with a rotary encoder and interrupts. I am using a Pro Micro which has interrupt pins at pin0 and pin1. The code below works as expected. My question: do I need to use ...
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High speed rotary encoder with Arduino MEGA

I'm trying to develop length measuring system and I'm using a industrial rotary encoder as the sensor. A have decided to use an Arduino external interrupt for connect the encoder. But, Encoder will ...
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Unexplainable int behavior in encoder/LED project

I am trying to use a rotary encoder to cycle through the brightest versions of R, G & B. And it works! Red goes to blue just fine. Then G happens. For some reason, the int for green goes ...
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Encoder coupled with motor shaft.Encoder is giving larger redings than expected

I am a rookie and i dont have much experience on arduino. please help me. I intend to build a robot that will drive on a straight path even on nonuniform surfaces like the ones we see in agricultural ...
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How to add numbers to a position when controlling a seven-segment display

I'm recently having a hard time with my Arduino project. I'm trying to control a seven-segment display (it has a microcontroller on it) with an encoder, and I'm trying so that everytime I rotate the ...
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How to sample incoming 600khz pin and divide it by 4 and generate low frequency signal at output pin of arduino

I am trying to divide a incoming high frequency signal 600kHz by 4 and output wave at arduino MEGA2560 digital pin. The input to arduino comes from incremental Encoder which is connected to motor ...
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More than 3 SPI devices read by a single arduino

I've been working on a project that involves SSI Rotary Encoders from CUI. They are being read through the SPI interface, and I am bit-shifting appropriately to account for the differences between SSI ...
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How can I get the count of pulses of two encoders on the serial monitor?

I have two encoders; I connected them to pin 2 and 3 and I want to count the pulses of them to make two DC motors to work until it reaches a specified number of pulses, than stop working. I have ...
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Will a simple RC filter work with my mechanical rotary encoder, or do I need a Schmitt trigger?

I bought some incremental rotary encoders online https://www.bourns.com/docs/Product-Datasheets/PEC12R.pdf The spec sheet for those suggests a filter circuit for the outputs of the encoder that ...
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Reading a rotary encoder using digital pins of Mega 2560 directly using port registers?

I'm trying to write an interrupt service routine for an Arduino Mega 2560 to decode a quadrature rotary encoder. I've got an ISR (Interrupt Service Routine) that responds to the falling edge of ...
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Can't you easily use “quadrature” incremental rotary encoders at 2X or 4X their number of “stops”?

I bought a 12-step "quadrature" incremental rotary encoder as an input device for a project I'm working on. When I wrote the code to track "ticks" of rotation, I made it respond to any change in the ...
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Encoder code using interrupts design question

I have an Arduino Mega 2560, an Omron Optical encoder with an Index (360 steps), a 60 led NeoPixel ring (no Clk wire) and another Arduino Uno. Here is my question, I have some code written that works ...
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Calculation error with Optical Encoder

I have corrected my code for reading the optical encoder index but I am now getting a different calculation error. At the index the encoder reset's to zero but now my readouts are as follows: Index ...
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How to get the encoder position while the rotary motor is moving

I have a question with encoder and the rotary motor. When the motor is moving, I can't access the position of the motor. I have run the code separately, it is perfectly fine. But when I combine, ...
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Arduino NOOB - Stepper Motor + Rotary Encoder Control

I have a very basic Arduino setup : Arduino Uno Rotary encoder Nema 17 stepper motor + A4988 driver How can I control the rotation of the motor with the rotary encoder? How can I get it to make one ...
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Optical Rotary Encoder Index issue [closed]

I have the following code working correctly except for the Index portion. I am not sure if I have the syntax correct for the hardware. The end result I am looking for is to have the encoder reset to ...
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rotary encoder spamming output

im building my second arduino project. Im very new to this all so I could certainly use some help fixing everything. Im trying to make a controller for a pc port of an arcade game. It uses two rotary ...
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Uno to Mega and where is the error for the interrupt that isn't delared?

I want to read a Omron E6B2-CWZ6C Incremental Rotary Encoder w/Index (360P/R). A couple questions, I found out that an Uno can only handle 2 interrupt pins and I think I need 3 for the Index. What do ...
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Problem with encoder count on a segway handlebar

I'm trying to implement a steering mechanism for a segway project. The idea is to sense the tilt of the segway's handlebar with an incremental rotary encoder (omron e6j-cwz 600ppr). This way when I ...
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Interfacing with an SSI sensor?

I'm trying to interface with version RM08S of this rotary encoder using an Arduino Mega. The sensor supports a "Synchro serial interface (SSI), single ended" interface. I'm unfamiliar with this ...
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Problem in reading data from encoder with arduino

Hello guys I am trying to count the number of the steps of a stepper motor with an encoder (Avago heds). I found an Arduino sketch to count that steps and display them on the console and I found ...
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ESP8266 Arduino and Rotary Encoder

I'm trying to use the sketch bellow to work with my WeMos D1 mini (ESP8266 Arduino platform) together with Rotary Encoder KY-040 or MJKDZ, and it's not working for some reason, but the same sketch is ...
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Flashing a specified digit 4x7 segment display and shift register 74HC595N

I have a project that is simply a relay timer. The code is not complete so you will see 'in progress' sections not related to my question in my code. However, my question is... I am creating a timer ...
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Is the ATMega328P powerful enough to deal with a lot of SPI data while reading a rotary encoder?

I need to: Output data to a 128x64 screen with ug8lib (via SPI) Keep track of the position of a high-precision rotary encoder (1024p/r) Send about 2 bytes of data up to 120 times per second via an ...
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Reading several rotary encoders

Have an upcoming project where user input will be based on spinning a large cog and I have several UNOs available Since rotary encoders need two pins, only a Mega would be able to handle the 7-8 ...
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Arduino Rotary Encoder Pulses?

I made an program so if I turn on my rotary encoder the position and the rotation comes on a LCD screen. But I need to change it a bit up for my teacher, she wants to see the graph of the pulses on ...
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How to control a DC Motor with absolute encoder using Arduino and Motor Driver?

I am a beginner in Arduino, I have only basic knowledge and a big appetite :) I'm working on my cable-cam project. I've made all the mechanical parts by myself, bought all electricity parts through ...
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How can I make a rotary encoder change between neopixel programs?

I am making a program to use a rotary encoder instead of a button in the buttoncycler example in the Adafruit NeoPixel library. I am using the US Digital S1-256-250-IE-B-D. Datasheet can be found ...
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Arduino Mega 2560 interrupt pins and port mapping with rotary encoder

I am trying to use port manipulation in interrupts to read a rotary encoder. I found code for a Uno, so the port call for pins 2 and 3 are different. I think on the Mega they are PORTH3 and PORTH4 ...
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Weird behaviour of rotary encoder values

The plan is to control a NEMA 17 stepper motor with an endless rotary encoder. First, I found a code to read the rotary encoders data on www.HowToMechatronics.com by Dejan Nedelkovski. It basically ...
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Rotary encoder I2C LCD menu

I am trying to make a menu for a monitoring/control system. I am not sure how to make this without interrupting my current code which needs to be monitoring my system at all times to shut off if it ...
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How do I read a sub-degree angle? [closed]

I need to measure (and record changes over a short time) the angle of a lever at a sub-degree resolution (The fulcrum can be the sensor) using an Arduino. I've looked at rotary encoders, but even ...
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How to change a code for an I2C 16x2 to a 20x4?

I have found a sketch that someone wrote for a rotary encoder controlled LCD menu. The code is for an I2C that is 16x2 and I have an I2C that is 20x4. With the code that I found, the layers are all ...
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Switch setting 'running' state boolean doesn't hold

I have a rotary encoder and I want to use the switch to stop the rest of my code running, essentially switching off what I have going on. I have this boolean running = true; void setup() { ...
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Using rotary encoders with pin change interrupts

I'm using an Arduino Uno and two (3-pin) rotary encoders for a project. Since the loop takes a bit long and accuracy is important, I'd like to use interrupts to read the values from the rotary ...
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Encoders for precise robot turns

So I recently purchased: DFRobot Wheel Encoders DFRobot 3PA and 4WD Rovers (2pk) Romeo V2 Arduino Controller I was doing a bit of research online and I'm trying to figure out how to use the ...
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Why is my code only reading the change of the encoder's pin A?

I am writing code for reading in a quadrature encoder. I used attachInterrupt on pin 2 and 3, but by using the same ISR. int encAPin= 2; int encBPin= 3; volatile int encAValue= 0; ...
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Absolute encoder vs Accelerometer for calculating angles

I've been toying with this idea for a while and after some thorough research I'm more than happy that the project is realistic. However I'm in need of some direction in terms of the sensors I should ...
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Problem to convert rotary encoder output to angle

I'm using this incremental rotary encoder with a rotating disc. Here is my system: I will explain the system briefly and above is the illustration for that: The rotary encoder(blue) is attached/...
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How to detect the direction of a rotary encoder?

I'm trying to detect the direction of rotation for an incremental rotary encoder. I'm supposed to get +1 for clockwise and -1 for counter-clockwise. However, I receive random values. Any help ...
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Encoder + Bounce2 Library

I am working towards debouncing my keyes rotary encoder using the Bounce2 library found here ( https://github.com/thomasfredericks/Bounce2 ). I believe the problem lies in my code as there isn't much ...
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Arduino leonardo. Encoder mouse movement

I want to connect my sensonrs to an arduino leonardo. The principal idea is use it like a scratch (like dj hero or beatmania??), if I move the scratsh up, the mouse will go up ( y Axis ), and if it ...