More than 2 External Interrupts ?

I am trying to use 3 Quadrature Encoders at the same time.

I realize that attachInterrupt can only use 2 encoders.

Is there a way to write a software interrupt to read an additional encoder?

Not sure, I have heard that some AVR chips have a port change interrupt that will generate an interrupt if any of the 8 bits in a specific port change state. If that is so then maybe it's possible, but not sure the Arduino IDE/core supports it directly.

I do know the new Arduino mega board has 5 user interrupt pins available.

Lefty

Here is what Lefty was thinking of.

Thanks, PCINT code looks viable,

Has anyone made a library out of the PCINT code ?

Hi - I'm trying to use the PCINT code and getting the below errors when I try and compile in the IDE (build 0016) on a Duemilanove 328.

error: expected constructor, destructor, or type conversion before string constant In function 'void PCattachInterrupt(uint8_t, void (*)(), int)': In function 'void PCdetachInterrupt(uint8_t)': In function 'void PCint(uint8_t)':

Any suggestions?

You need to put in a pointer to a function name. The origional code had it as:- void PCattachInterrupt(uint8_t pin, void (*userFunc)(void), int mode) {

So in this case you need a function to be called on interrupt called usrFunc - in the error message you posted you don't appear to have a function.

I used the interrupt on change in one of my recent projects:- http://www.thebox.myzen.co.uk/Hardware/Crazy_People.html have a look at the code to see how I implemented it.

Thanks Mike, I will take a look. The Pcint example code (http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/PcInt) throws the same error when compiled unmodified.

Best regards, Paul