Does anyone happen to know of a specific rotary shaft encoder (part number, source etc.) that will work with the default code that Dave Lavery discussed in the kick-off? It looked (and he mentioned) that the robot had an encoder on the gearbox output shaft of each side of the robot.
We would like something with a resolution of 500 ticks/rev or greater. It would also need to mount onto a shaft that is 1/2" or smaller. Lastyl, we would like to order two of them asap and would prefer not to have to create our own custom circuit.
As it mentions that the optical output should be quadrature, i am very new to encoders;however, i think that as long as the output is quadrature you will be able to hook it up with the rc with some tweaking. I was looking around for some hollow shaft encoders, but didnt find one to my liking. If anyone knows a hollow shaft encoder or finds one please do post.
Edit:- Make sure you get a resolution that will suite you.