Rover 5: how to measure distance with one encoder output
January 15, 2013
I recently bought a Rover 5, Arduino Uno and 2A Motor Shield and made my first sketches.
I would now like to use the encoders to control the motors and I have a question about that.
I would like to measure distance and am not interested in direction.
That must be possible with one encoder output but how?
I experimented with Encoder.h. .
That provides the desired distance information, but requires two encoder outputs (myEnc.Read) – and I only want to use one encoder output.
I also experimented with digitalRead () but that only delivers “1” and “0” and no distance information.
I'm stuck and am looking for help and/or suggestions.
Thanks in advance. Regards, Ko