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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.
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:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of VINT Ports||Controlled By|
|HUB5000_0||$60.00||6||Local Network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi)|
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.
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the HIN1101!
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.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
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 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.
After plugging the HIN1101 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
The HIN1101 combines a continuous-rotation dial (encoder) and a center push button.
You can use your Control Panel to explore your Phidget's channels.
1. Open your Control Panel, and you will find the following channels:
2. Double click on a channel to open an example program. Each channel belongs to a different channel class:
In your Control Panel, double click on "Encoder Input":
In your Control Panel, double click on "Digital Input":
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:
2. The Addressing Information window will open. Here you will find all the information you need to address your Phidget in your program.
See the Phidget22 API for your language to determine exact syntax for each property.
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.
|Current Consumption (Unconfigured)||18 μA|
|Current Consumption Max||2.5 mA|
|Encoder Resolution||96 PPR|
|Timing Resolution||0.00013 s|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|September 2017||0||101||Product Release|
|Encoder||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|Encoder||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|DigitalInput||Visual Studio GUI||C#||Windows||Download|
|DigitalInput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
Some of these dials have a limited range of rotation, but are otherwise potential alternatives to the HIN1101.