thumbwheel

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thumbwheel

(ˈθʌmˌwiːl)
n
a small, partially exposed wheel that can be turned with a thumb or finger and is found on various devices such as computers or instruments
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A new control system for the air conditioning features a more modern and ergonomic design with the temperature and ventilation settings displayed in the centre of three thumbwheels for a clear and intuitive user experience.
Caption: The Archangel stock included with the Springfield Armory 6.5 Creedmoor M1A sports easily-adjustable thumbwheels to configure the length of pull and comb height for individual shooter anatomy.
Adjustments to comb height and length of pull are easily accomplished by turning their respective thumbwheels. Length of pull can be changed from 13 5/8 to 141 3/16 inches, and the comb height adjusts in 0.05-inch increments per thumbwheel click.
Two UWB antennas are mounted in a precise metal fixture where their separation distance can be controlled to within 0.01 mm using two thumbwheels. Measurements are recorded using a vector network analyzer (Agilent N5230A PNA-L).
Twin proportional joysticks allow precision control of camera and crawler movement, while conveniently positioned thumbwheels control illumination intensity, cruise speed, camera height and reel force.
The tilt of the blinds can be controlled by patients with thumbwheels, ligature-resistant knobs, or pushbuttons; or by staff with key-operated, motorized units.
For adjusting pin location, Black Gold's Inch Wheel Adjustment System includes small thumbwheels calibrated so one complete turn equals approximately 1" at 20 yds.
For example, the DataPanel line consists of units with varying numbers of thumbwheels, keypads, function keys, navigation and editing keys, programmable LEDs, panel meters, and text-based displays.
Other improvements include easier to grip rubber controls for the fresh air vents instead of plastic thumbwheels. Small things make a big difference when it comes to people's perception of quality, and Nissan has placed particular emphasis on smart solutions.
Instead of hard-to-use thumbwheels and obscure function keys that require stacks of user manuals and reference guides to figure out, this controller is intuitive and clear, according to the manufacturer.
Stunningly realistic graphics on a touchscreen that can emulate sliding limit switches, thumbwheels, dials, toggle switches, and pushbuttons--totally eliminating the need to read text or tap a keyboard--are just one of many intriguing new features of a modular, "ruggedized" family of controllers and monitors to be introduced at NPE '91 in Chicago this June.