276-2156
Optical Shaft Encoder (2-pack)

With the Quadrature Encoder's two output channels you can measure both the position and direction of rotation of a VEX shaft.
Optical Shaft Encoder (276-2156)Optical Shaft Encoder (276-2156)
Price (excl. GST)$35.18
Sales price $35.18
Tax amount
13 in stock
Description

With the Quadrature Encoder's two output channels you can measure both the position and direction of rotation of a VEX shaft. This will allow you to calculate the speed of the shaft, as well as the distance it has traveled; these are very useful measurements for autonomous programming. A Programming Kit is needed to change the program in the VEX Controller to use the Quadrature Encoder.

  • Measure Angular Travel.
  • Determine Rotational Direction.
  • Calculate Shaft Speed.
  • Calculate Distance Traveled.
  • Increase Navigational Control.
  • More Autonomous Functionality.

 

Technical Specifications

Kit Contents
  • (2)Optical Shaft Quadrature Encoder
  • (4)8-32 3/8" Screw
  • (4)Keps Nuts
  • (1)Instructions
Downloads & Docs Documentation
Inventor's Guide - Optical Shaft Encoder
STEP File
Compatibility All VEX Microcontrollers.
3-Wire Extension Cables.
Inputs
  • Type:Mechanical rotation
  • Rotation:Continuous
  • Size:Standard VEX 1/8in shaft
Function
  • Sensor:Infrared light sensor and infrared LED
  • Resolution:90 pulses per revolution
Outputs 3-Wire Cable
Connect to two interrupt inputs.
  • Black:ground
  • Red:+5V
  • White:control signal
Weight
  • Optical Shaft Quadrature Encoder0.078 lbs (35.4 grams)
  • 8-32 3/8" Screw0.0026 lbs (1.19 grams)
  • Keps nut0.0029 lbs (1.32 grams)
      Actual weight one one item (no packaging)