How to use a Three Channel Encoder with Baby Orangutan B-328


I am trying to build an small robot using Faulhaber motors, and I need to use a Three Channel Series HEM3-256 encoder. I was wondering if I can use such kind of encoders with Baby Orangutan B-328.


Yes, you can.


You might find our wheel encoder library helpful as a starting point for writing code to use those encoders. You can find more information about our wheel encoder library in the Pololu AVR C/C++ library user’s guide.

By the way, if you are planning to drive your robot using the motor driver on the Baby Orangutan, you should make sure that the driver can supply enough current for you motors.

- Grant

Thank you very much for the reply.

Could you please also give me some references on how these encoders work?

Many thanks,

It is not clear to me if you are asking about your encoders or the encoders that our wheel library were written for. You might find this article from the Arduino playground helpful for understanding how quadrature encoders work.

- Grant

Thank you very much Grant, It helped a lot.