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How do Scroll Wheels Work?


Teddy T. writes:

If you use Blender, you almost certainly use a scroll wheel rather frequently. In this video, we take a look at the inside of the scroll wheel and see how it works. There are many different designs of scroll wheels, so we had to limit our exploration to just 2 designs: optical, and magnetic.

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Teddy Tablante

I am an engineer that wants to get others excited about engineering as well. I worked 8 years as an electrical and mechanical engineer on subsystems in machines that make microchips, specifically on Ion Implanters. I want to inspire others to get into engineering, so I decided to learn Blender. Eventually, I left my engineering job so I could make high-quality educational engineering videos for YouTube. My hobbies are: cooking, inner tube water polo, frisbee, and lindy hop dancing.

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