HOW TO – Make an Optical Encoder

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HOW TO – Make an Optical Encoder

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Here’s a how to on making an optical encoder that can be used for an autonomous robot – Piotr writes – “An optical encoder measures how far something has moved, optically. It does this by looking at a pattern of alternating black-and-white, and counting number of transitions…” Link.

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  1. Kalle Hyvönen says:

    I made an extension for Inkscape which can create optical encoders discs, its really easy to use. I made a post about it on my website: http://www.dgkelectronics.com/inkscape-extension-for-creating-optical-rotary-encoder-discs/

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