Adafruit ANO Rotary Navigation Encoder Breakout PCB

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The ANO rotary encoder wheel is a funky user interface element is reminiscent of the original clicking scroll wheel interface on the first iPods. It's a nifty kit, but the pin-out is a little odd, so we made a handy breakout board that converts the funky pin set into a straightforward, breadboard-friendly header strip.

This is just the PCB for the ANO encoder, the encoder is NOT included! Pick one up here.

There are no pull-up or pull-down resistors on this PCB, and of course, you'll need to solder the encoder onto the breakout. Then use your microcontroller's button and rotary encoder library/hardware support to interface with the pins.

You'll need 7 GPIO total: 5 buttons and 2 rotary encoder pins. There are also two COMmon pins, which you can set to ground or VCC - usually ground so that you can use the microcontroller internal pull-ups for the button/encoders. Note to make our wiring simple, our example code uses GPIO to the COM's and then sets them to outputs, but you can just wire them directly.

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Technical Details

Product Dimensions: 38.0mm x 35.6mm x 1.6mm / 1.5" x 1.4" x 0.1"

Product Weight: 3.9g / 0.1oz

RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant


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