2 Bit Binary Encoder with Sync
This encoder is designed to be read by three sensors and counts those encoders in a binary pattern. Like the Quadrature Encoder this can be used to figure out if the encoder is turning clockwise or counter-clockwise.
The sync pulses in the inner ring give you a signal to use that identifies when the best time to "sample" the encoder sensors. Thus you would put a sensor on that ring and when its output indicated "black" you then read the other two encoders to return a binary number between 0 and 2.
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