It's Here! Chris Odom's Physical Computing & Robotics with the Arduino IDE - Volume One

10K Ohm Rotary Potentiometer

$2.00

If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em. Come on...2 bucks, 10K, nice smooth rotation. I can't buy the parts here in the US let alone the entire board!  I have not used the 4 pin hooded connector yet but the three pin side is a breeze. The labeling is a little odd. G,V,S but at least it's in a standard order. The mounting holes are nice and wide as well. An easy fit with a 4-40 screw