I need to determine the velocity of a hex shaft for a personal project, and I’m having a hard time finding hobbyist encoders that are rated for a high enough rpm (around 5-9,000.) If it comes down to it, I’ll probably buy one of Rev’s through bore encoders. But I’d rather not spend $30, especially when the resolution on the through bore encoder is overkill for the scope of my project. The criteria I’m looking to fulfill are:
- Rated for around 5,000-9,000 RPM
- Is able to interface with an Arduino (I assume that’s pretty much all 5v encoders)
- Moderate resolution
I’m familiar with encoders used in an FRC environment, but not so much with hobbyist encoders. Advice from anyone with more experience in the field of hobbyist electronics would be much appreciated.