Connecting Rotary Encoders
Support for up to 32 rotary encoders - A pair of digital inputs can be connected to a rotary encoder. All main types supported (1, 2 and 4 pulses per detent. Check the datasheet of your encoder to find out which type you have). Once connected, download our encoder software in the product downloads tab and set the pair of inputs to the encoder mode you require. Always use odd number for the first input, ie. 1-2, 3-4, 59-60, etc.
Can the BBI-64 be turned into keyboard or other device? - Mapping button presses to other functions such as mouse/keyboard or hat switch controls can be done using third party software. Look in the downloads tab for software solutions.
Check data sheet of the component you wish to connect for the correct pin out - The PCB is labelled clearly to show where each pin from your component should connect.
Once you have connected everything you need - Connect to a PC or Mac using a standard USB A to B cable and the device will be recognised as a generic game device named - Button Box Interface BBI-64. You can then assign your controls using your chosen game or software as you would with any other game controller. That's it!
What to do with unused inputs?
Unconnected buttons will appear as not pressed - just ignore them