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NEW PRODUCT - 90 Degree Rotary Encoder Switch

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The latest in our range of rotary encoder switches has just arrived in stock at Tronixlabs Australia - this new unit with a 90-degree mount:

90 Degree Rotary Encoder Switch from Tronixlabs Australia

Rotary encoders are great for your own user-interfaces, as they can turn either way and your microcontroller can detect the rotation direction and the speed with the right code. 

It's rated for 5V DC and can fit in a solderless breadboard if you bend up the thick mounting pins on each side. We have these 90 Degree Rotary Encoder Switches in stock now for $4.50 including GST - and as always - we'll ship your entire order anywhere in Australia for $5. Finally, to keep up with news, specials and more from Tronixlabs, please follow us on facebook, Google+ or twitter.

Convert a rotary telephone into an MP3 player with Raspberry Pi

Rotary telephones may seem somewhat out of date, however they're finding a resurgence in all sorts of projects - including the following MP3 player by Instructables member gardines.  The dial, hook and speakers are connected to a Raspberry Pi which allows for easy MP3 playback - and has the ability to receive the pulses from the [...]

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NEW PRODUCT - Rotary Potentiometer - Linear (10k ohm)

Now in stock at Tronixlabs Australia is this convenient rotary potentiometer with a value of 10k ohms: Otherwise known as a variable resistor, it can open up many interesting user interfaces. This pot works great in a breadboard but on a few breadboards, you may have to trim off the large metal anchors. We have all the specifications and [...]

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