NEW GUIDE: ANO Directional Navigation and Scroll Wheel Rotary Encoder and Breakout #AdafruitLearningSystem #Adafruit @adafruit
A nifty, little directional rotary encoder kit!
This funky user interface element is reminiscent of the original clicking scroll wheel interface on the first iPods. It’s a fancy mechanical kit but has an intuitiveness that is hard to argue with – everyone knows how to use this kind of rotary encoder to scroll and select. It has an odd pinout, but to deal with that, we made a handy breakout board that converts the funky pin set into a straightforward, breadboard-friendly header strip.
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