"Light touch" rotary encoder/pot

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Pixel_Outlaw

Joined Jun 30, 2010
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Hello All,

I'm making a small Pong clone in hardware and purchased a few 10K pots for the paddle controls.
They, unfortunately are a bit stiff to turn quickly, I think it's the friction of the wiper inside.

Does anyone have a favorite for a rather "light friction" rotary encoder that would give me some good precision?
[EDIT] I'm thinking I might need more granularity than say 22 degree increments. (More than 16 positions)

A lot of people make little proofs of concept with Arduino games but I want something that is smooth feeling and really a long term game.
I think the controls should be very close to perfect.

Thanks!
 
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boostbuck

Joined Oct 5, 2017
33
They, unfortunately are a bit stiff to turn quickly, I think it's the friction of the wiper inside.
In my experience the turn load is not due to wiper friction, but rather the heavy lubricant between the shaft and bush. I've loosened pots up by disassembly and relubricating with a lighter grease.
 
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