I think this would be the right sub-forum to ask this question on.
I don't yet have a raspberry pi, but am looking to get one assuming I can find sufficient answers for this.
I'm looking to create a device that takes input from 3 buttons, and 2 dials. I know the device supports button input, because I've seen a few good tutorials about button inputs using python libraries. So that isn't the problem. The thing I'm having difficulty finding information on are the dials.
I'm looking to use two dials in two separate ways. One is to be read at a stationary position at all times (for example, if the dial is on '7', the device knows that this input is 7. Almost like a volume knob)
The other way I want to use one dial is as a scroll-wheel. Basically, each time it makes a change (scroll up/down) it would recognize that action.
I'm sure a device like the Raspberry Pi has such capability, I just can't find any information on how to read said inputs into the device -- and I don't want to get one until I'm sure it can be done.
Would anyone know either of a great tutorial of how to connect them/use them in this manner, or perhaps be able to explain how to (if it's simple here)?
I apologize if this has already been asked somewhere here, every time I search "dial" in Google, it almost always assumes I'm referring to dial-up modems.
Thanks to all who take the time to answer!
P.S. If anyone knows of a good place to purchase said peripherals, that would be great too