Optical encoders

A project log for FiberGrid

FiberGrid is a sensor framework for robotics

rand3289rand3289 09/06/2019 at 01:130 Comments

Optical encoders are the easiest sensors to use with FiberGrid!  Here I am testing an encoder with two fibers attached to it

In the future, I will make an encoder wheel with pegs out of alignment in order to place tracks close together. It will also have slits narrowing towards one end to block more light and increase precision.  For now I've taken an existing encoder wheel I've found on thingieverse and created a bracket that fits fibergrid plugs.  Bracket can be downloaded here.