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by Detlef
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

HI Detlef, what a superb Mobo - top of the range !. Asrock cheap boards are not the best, but the higher end ones blow away the competition - by far ! - way better than the very best that companies like ASUS etc tend to offer. You already have 13 available USB ports including the internal connector...
by Detlef
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

Hello Joe, thank you for your thoughts here. I have an Asrock Z490 Taichi motherboard, so yes that also has lots of USB ports. When I got the PC I had the shop install an internal USB hub in addition to the mobo USB ports. I currently have the Mega and Knobster on the USB hub. I will change that whe...
by Detlef
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

HI Detlef, If I can try to answer these - 1. Basically, yes they should both work ok. However, the PICO is light years ahead in terms of storage space and speed (about 8 times greater than the 'mega'). There is simply no comparison. It is future proof. However, there is a definite case of - if a so...
by Detlef
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

Generally I would say things will be fine whichever way you go but the proof is in the pudding as the saying goes. Hi Tony, nicely put! :D I see in Joes comments, he also suggests to try with a Pico first. The thing is, I am very lazy and not so good with the crafting work involved when it comes to...
by Detlef
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

Hi, sorry for having many questions now, maybe somebody can reply. I did some more thinking (and I forgot the push functions of the rotaries). I have 99 wires (say IO ports) in total now, that I want to use in Airmanager instruments. Included are 2 single rotary encoders and 5 dual rotary encoders. ...
by Detlef
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

Hi Guys, Try not to confuse Raspberry Pi with a Raspberry Pi PICO, two completely different animals - for this stay away from the Pi ! - but not the PICO. The PICO offers 26 usable - although AM Docs show 29 :? - see below, So, in this case, then the raspberry PI PICO handles the encoders and the M...
by Detlef
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

As far as I know from the 69 pins on a MEGA only 67 are usable. D0 and D1 are used internally for serial communication. See here. Anyway for your setup I would rather go with 3 devices of the same type. One per panel. Paul Paul, thank you. Yes you are right. I already have one Arduino Mega in use. ...
by Detlef
Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Rotary encoders and other with Raspberry Pi and Arduino Mega

Hi all, attached is a sketch of what I want to add to my cockpit. It's three panels with dual rotary encoder,s single rotary encoders, LEDs, switches and buttons. I need 24 inputs for rotary encoders, assuming I need 2 inputs for a single one, and 4 inputs per dual rotary encoder. And the rest adds ...
by Detlef
Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Cockpit building
Topic: Dual rotary encoders in Knobster and other (Arduino based)
Replies: 19
Views: 767

Re: Dual rotary encoders in Knobster and other (Arduino based)

I wonder if - for the case of the use of the multi encoders etc for your panel that we start a different thread as it is going off the Knobster topic ?. It would be a very useful thread though as what you are wanting to do is something I think many would be interested in. Hi Joe, sorry for coming b...