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LEAP#413 Rotary Encoder Digital Logic

Incremental Rotary encoders typically provide quadrature output on two pins:

Quadrature_Diagram CW

LEAP#118 RotaryEncoderMethods demonstrates various ways of using a rotary encoder with an Arduino, but I’m inspired to throw away the microcontroller for a more basic demonstration after reading Experiment 101: Rotary Encoders from ARRL Hands-on Radio (Vol 2).

This project demonstrates a forward/reverse LED indicator using simple digital logic and a mini rotary encoder.

As always, all notes, schematics and code are in the Little Electronics & Arduino Projects repo on GitHub hero_image