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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Sturdy aluminum thumbwheels that engage positive detents let you accurately select your desired pull length or comb height.
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.
3) In 2004, the DSCC again issued an RFP for thumbwheels.
Other improvements include easier to grip rubber controls for the fresh air vents instead of plastic thumbwheels.
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.
It is easier to write a program with structured data, because data entry from thumbwheels and display of data on a seven-segment LED becomes easy with the use of source-to-source table and table-to-destination advance function.