Jog Wheels

robelix edited this page Aug 6, 2012 · 5 revisions

The idea for using hard disks came to my mind after hackaday featured Gijs Gieskes Analog HD

First I tried to use signals from the hd motor, but soon found out that I need a far better resolution. After some experiments I went on with laser cut encoder wheels and IR-sensors from old mice.

Hard DJ

Hard DJ

Hard DJ


IR-LEDs and Sensors are taken from old computer mice.
The size of the resistors depends on the LEDs and sensors, just try till it works. I'm using:
R12 & R13 = 680 Ohm
R14 - R17 = 10K Ohm

My software is using the Arduino Encoder library
To work best each Encoder should have one arduino pin with interrupt (here: 18 & 19 on arduino mega 2560)