ANO Directional Navigation and Scroll Wheel Rotary Encoder

Product ID: 5001
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1-9 $8.95
10-99 $8.06
100+ $7.16


This funky user interface element is reminiscent of the original clicking scroll wheel interface on the first iPods. It's a fancy mechanical kit but has an intuitiveness that is hard to argue with - everyone knows how to use this kind of rotary encoder to scroll and select.

This product is just the encoder/button wheel element. The pin-out is a little odd, we really recommend our breakout PCB to turn it into a breadboard-friendly device. But, you could solder to the pins if you like.

There are 5 buttons (up down left right center) and a rotary encoder wheel in the center. Use with any microcontroller that can read pulse-code rotary encoders!

Play video: JP’s Product Pick of the Week 5/24/22 ANO Nav. Scroll Wheel + Breakout @adafruit @johnedgarpark

Play video: Potentiometer vs Rotary Encoder – Collin’s Lab Notes #adafruit #collinslabnotes

Play video: New Products 9/8/2021 featuring #Adafruit ANO Rotary Navigation Encoder Breakout PCB!

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