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by EtanSivad
Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some kind of selector knob?
Replies: 8
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Re: Some kind of selector knob?

Ok, this is starting to make sense. I found a bunch of rotary switches that will work. You mentioned that I need to possibly add a resistor to the voltage line, how will I know if I need to add one? I'm presuming that I'd need to read the voltage with a multi-meter, but what level of return do I want?
by EtanSivad
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some kind of selector knob?
Replies: 8
Views: 5099

Re: Some kind of selector knob?

The rotary knob looks to be exactly what I'm looking for. Though, I'm at a loss on how I would wire this to the Pi board itself. Any suggestions for what hardware to use to interface with it?

The toggles would be cool, but less serviceable. My goal is to make a setup so simple my mom could use it.
by EtanSivad
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some kind of selector knob?
Replies: 8
Views: 5099

Some kind of selector knob?

I'm looking for an add on part that I'm not even sure what to call it. Which makes it really hard to google for it. Basically, I want a knob that can be turned to about 5 or 6 different values. Like a volume knob, but with a finite number of steps not an analog scale. So, the knob could be set at va...

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