Yes, an MPG gives out the same kind of A/B quadrature pulses as an encoder normaly does. Most MPGs do not have an index pulse I think.Originally Posted by UKRobotics
Detents might be nice, i.e. the handle stays put in one position if you don't touch it even if you accidentaly push or tilt the MPG.
Two, encoder output A and B. Depending on how many pulses per rev your encoder is the inputs need to be read fairly fast.How many parrallel port pins would it consume?
I've done it with EMC and a 100ppr jogwheel, don't know about other software.