Hi there –
I was wondering if it is possible to use the wheel encoder in combination with the 42x19mm wheel without using a motor?
I presume a motor is needed to provide the mechanical connection between the wheel and the encoder plus bracket?
Is there a simple passive alternative to a motor that will connect things together while allowing the wheel to turn freely?
I want a free turning wheel that can report via an encoder how fast it is being pushed along, a separate power source elsewhere will be doing the actual pushing.
I’m looking to use it as a cheaper alternative to e.g. a Honeywell 600 series encoder.
If I do need a motor to provide the connection between wheel and encoder (plus bracket) then what is the cheapest motor that I can use that will provide the least resistance to turning when not actually powered itself?
Thanks for reading and for your help