Tag Archives: Sensors

Poor Mans Scratch Sensor Board

„scratch-sherpa“ implements the protocol of the Scratch Sensor Board (also known as Picoboard), as supported by the educational Scratch  programming environment. A MSP430 Launchpad with my uSherpa firmware as foundation is used. For more details, see the project page here Get the sources from github The (unedited) video below shows some examples of how the […]

Using an Incremental Rotary Encoder

An rotary encoder is sitting on the shaft of a motor converting the motion of the shaft into digital information. This information then could be used to tell speed and direction of the motor. A very understandable introduction to this kind of encoders, and an example of how to use the encoders that come with […]