Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

PHIDGETS Inc.

Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
Canada
+1 403 282-7335

Dial Phidget

ID: HIN1101_0
Recommended for new designs: This product (or a similar replacement with a compatible form, fit and function) is estimated to be available for ten years or more.

This dial has a fully continuous range of motion and a center pushbutton. Connects to a VINT port.

$15.00

Quantity Available: 854

Qty Price
5 $14.25
10 $13.50
25 $12.00
50 $10.50
100 $9.75
250 $9.00
500 $8.25
1000 $7.50

The HIN1101 combines a dial and a center pushbutton. It uses an optical encoder, so it has fully continuous rotation with none of the dead zones or physical wear that potentiometer-based dials have. The HIN1101 connects to a port on a VINT Hub. This Phidget connects to your computer through a VINT Hub.

Features:

  • Continuous rotation dial
  • Center push button

VINT Hubs

This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:

Product Board
Image Part Number Price Number of VINT Ports Controlled By
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 USB (Mini-USB)
HUB5000_0 $60.00 6 Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)
SBC3003_0 $120.00 6

Phidget Cables

Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m
CBL4104_0 $1.75 300 mm
CBL4105_0 $2.00 900 mm
CBL4106_0 $2.50 1.5 m


Part 1: Setup

Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

HIN1101 Functional.jpeg
  1. Connect the VINT Hub to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Connect the HIN1101 to the VINT Hub using the Phidget Cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the HIN1101!

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the HIN1101, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.

Windows

To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the Ph.jpg icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel

Windows PhidgetTaskbar.PNG

macOS

To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the Ph.jpg icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.


For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the HIN1101.

First Look

After plugging the HIN1101 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:

HIN1101 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Part 2: Using Your Phidget

About

The HIN1101 combines a continuous-rotation dial (encoder) and a center push button.

Explore Your Phidget Channels Using The Control Panel

You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.

1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channels:

HIN1101 Panel.jpg

2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to a different channel class:

Encoder Input: Reports the position change of the dial

In your Control Panel, double click on "Encoder Input":

HIN1101-Encoder.jpg
Digital Input: Reports the state of the pushbutton

In your Control Panel, double click on "Digital Input":

HIN1101-DigitalInput.jpg

Part 3: Create your Program

1. Setting up your Programming Environment

2. Phidget Programming Basics

Part 4: Advanced Topics and Troubleshooting

How do I know what channel, serial number, or hub port to use in my program?

Before you open a Phidget channel in your program, you can set these properties to specify which channel to open. You can find this information through the Control Panel.

1. Open the Control Panel and double-click on the red map pin icon:

The locate Phidget button is found in the device information box

2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.

All the information you need to address your Phidget


See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.

Setting the Change Trigger and Data Interval

The Change Trigger is the minimum change in the sensor data needed to trigger a new data event. The Data Interval is the time (in ms) between data events sent out from your Phidget. You can modify one or both of these values to achieve different data outputs. You can learn more about these two properties here.

Product Specifications

Board
Controlled By VINT
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption (Unconfigured) 18 μA
Current Consumption Max 2.5 mA
Encoder Properties
Encoder Resolution 96 PPR
Timing Resolution 0.00013 s
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -40 °C
Operating Temperature Max 85 °C

Documents

Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
September 20170101Product Release

Code Samples



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Language:

APIDetailLanguageOS
Encoder Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
Encoder Java Android Download
Encoder JavaScript Browser Download
Encoder Objective-C macOS Download
Encoder Swift macOS Download
Encoder Swift iOS Download
Encoder Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
Encoder Max/MSP Multiple Download
DigitalInput Visual Studio GUI C# Windows Download
DigitalInput Java Android Download
DigitalInput JavaScript Browser Download
DigitalInput Multi-Channel Example JavaScript Browser Download
DigitalInput Objective-C macOS Download
DigitalInput Swift macOS Download
DigitalInput Swift iOS Download
DigitalInput Visual Basic .NET Windows Download
DigitalInput Max/MSP Multiple Download

Software Objects

Channel NameAPIChannel
Encoder Input Encoder 0
Digital Input DigitalInput 0

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Rotary potentiometers

Some of these dials have a limited range of rotation, but are otherwise potential alternatives to the HIN1101.

Product Sensor Properties
Image Part Number Price Sensor Type Controlled By Range of Rotation
1109_0 $7.00 Rotation VoltageRatio Input 300°
1116_0 $11.00 Input (Rotation) VoltageRatio Input 3600°
3583_0 $35.00 Input (Rotary) VoltageRatio Input (continuous) 360°