Absolute Encoder for the Raspberry Pi

I have published a python module to support my Bourns ACE-128 modules on the Raspberry Pi. The functionality of the Arduino library has been mapped into python. EEPROM state retention uses files, and the encoder map is generated on the fly. Support for the MCP23008 chip is not included.

Get the code on GitHub

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Permalinks on Tindie

Update: Tindie have added the “shortlinks” on the product list page in the store.

Tindie is an online store where electronics hobbyists sell their widgets and doohickeys. I recently started selling a couple of my products on this site and I am very pleased with the service they provide.

When selling your stuff online […]

Digital Knob for Arduino I2C – Absolute Encoder

What is it?

From the datasheet

“Until now, the choice of an absolute encoder meant an expensive, and larger sized product. Through the use of combinatorial mathematics, the absolute code pattern of the Bourns® Absolute Contacting Encoder (ACE™) is placed on a single track for a very economical, energy efficient and compact product. Bourns® […]

SMD Toaster Reflow Oven Build

SMD Toaster Reflow Oven – ready for test

I’m building an SMD reflow oven from an abandoned toaster oven I found in my garage. In my last post I described my adventures and innovations with sheet metal, ceramic insulation and Reflect-A-Gold tape. I think I did a good job with that.

Most of this […]