MARK, a quick question. I was reading in your book where you are using the encoders with a push switch. Are the push switches needed for the encoders if you are only using them to change the readout (LCD or LED)? I see that these encoders can be purchased with or without the push switch. When it comes to programing encoders I am a total basket case. thanks, HP
Are the push switches needed for the encoders if you are only using them to change the readout (LCD or LED)?
No, the encoders do the same job regardless - they just appear as two separate switches (one for left and one for right). I use the push switch as a SHIFT key - but if you want a SHIFT key it can be any other switch, it doesn't have to be the centre push. That said, I would recommend the encoders with the push switch anyway. You can use the centre push for the active/standby switch, for example. I also use one for TrackIR pause button.