I am looking at putting together my first simple switch panel and was hoping for some advice. To get started basically all I need are around 12 "buttons" to activate common functions. I was looking at using SPST Momentary (ON)OFF toggle switches for this as I prefer those to buttons purely for the tactile feel
This is the board I was going to go with: http://www.desktopaviator.com/Products/Model_2040/index.htm
Here's my main question though. I would really love four rotary encoders on there. I understand you typically use a rotary encoder board like the BU0836 but I was hoping I could avoid this. I've heard on the grapevine there's a type of rotary encoder that you wire up just like two buttons and it works without any special circuitry. I've heard it is essentially a rotating, two way switch, but it feels and turns just like an encoder. Does anyone have any idea exactly where I could find this?
Thanks everyone for the help!