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Re: Representing a rotary encoder input device

Are you planning on including rotary Quadrature Encoders?   Often, such
encoders when used for volume-control type applications have an extra
contact set, actuated by pushing the knob in. They have the A and B
quadrature and this (optional) pushbutton.

On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM Jason Thorpe <> wrote:

> Hey folks...
> As part of a long-running hardware project I have been playing with, I'm
> experimenting with using a rotary encoder for input.  For reference, here
> is the Devicetree binding for rotary encoders:
> Rotary encoders come in a bunch of different forms, of course... ranging
> from simple knobs with detents to devices similar to the original iPod
> click wheel.  Some include built-in push buttons (that signal a separate
> GPIO from the two GPIOs used to signal the rotary control itself).
> Trying to think about the best way to represent such a device, I guess
> within wscons (they almost seem sort of like a 1-axis mouse, but I could be
> convinced otherwise).
> Personally I'm seeing my use cases teetering towards using relative events
> (value selection that from 0-9 that wraps around back to 0, and also volume
> control that simply saturates at 0 or 100).  But I want to make sure I
> cover the absolute cases, as well.
> Thoughts?
> -- thorpej

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