Adapting Pololu Wheel Encoder

I would like to use the Pololu wheel encoder with a traditional flat plate encoder wheel. Has anyone ever done that? Would be nice to know the exact dimensions of the encoder teeth on the Pololu 24x19mm wheel. Also would be nice to know the optimal distance between the sensors and encoder wheel. Thanks


I am not aware of anyone having done that, but you might be able to make it work if you get the spacing right! I believe the optimal distance is about 1/8"; our wheel obviously presents a very different geometry than a constant distance. Do you have access to a scope to look at the output signals?

If you let us know what dimensions you need beyond the dimensional diagram on the product page we could probably get them for you, but I am not sure that is going to help you much.