A 360 Degree Rotary Encoder is a Bread Board Friendly extremely precise module that provides an indication of how much the knob has been rotated AND what direction it is rotating in. It is an incremental electro-mechanical device that converts the angular position or motion of a shaft or axle to digital code.
The output of incremental encoders provides information about the motion of the shaft, which is typically further processed in processor / controllers into information such as speed, distance, and position.
It’s a great device for stepper and servo motor control. You could also use it to control devices like digital potentiometers.
Supply Voltage: 3-5V
Left/Right rotary output pulse, each circle with 20 pulse
Built in 10k resistor
Cycles per revolution (CPR): 20