With the Quadrature Encoder's two output channels you can measure both the position and direction of rotation of a VEX shaft. This will allow you to calculate the speed of the shaft, as well as the distance it has traveled; these are very useful measurements for autonomous programming. A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the VEX Controller to use the Quadrature Encoder.
- Measure Angular Travel.
- Determine Rotational Direction.
- Calculate Shaft Speed.
- Calculate Distance Traveled.
- Increase Navigational Control.
- More Autonomous Functionality.
Applications: The optical shaft encoder can be used to track distance traveled, direction of motion, or position of any rotary component, such as a gripper arm.
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Instruction Sheet - Optical Shaft Encoder
All VEX Microcontrollers.
3-Wire Extension Cables.
Connect to two interrupt inputs.