Motor control shield KIT for Arduino
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- motor shield for arduino
- drives 2 DC motors
- Independent logic and motor voltage
- based on Arduino motor shield PCB
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// Direction pin for motor B is Digital 12
// Speed pin for motor B is Digital 9 (PWM)
//Diretion pin for motor A is Digital 13
//Speed pin or motor A is Digital 10 (PWM)
at least I think....it seems to work for me
So the story has a happy ending and the little board works just as advertised, but I don't know why NKC made it so hard.
Always inventory your kit prior to assembly. Don't be surprised if it appears you are missing parts, the board is multi-use and so not all component footprints are used on the board.
Here's a website that provides pictures on it's assembly and a sample code for testing purposes:
Overall a 5/5.
Next then whole encoder thing is useless, so half the board is a waste.
As has been pointed out, the schematic is wrong, I ended up ohming it out to figure that out. How do you manage that? Also, the directions to assemble it are hard to find and not very clear.
I spent too much time messing with this cursed thing.
Where you hook up the motors is too close to the chip and the holes are too small, and is only labeled motors with no indication of how to connect them.
This guy some how figured you would power the motor off the 9v, and left no provision for hooking up either different voltage and or a beefer supply (it is a bad idea to run the MCU and motors off the same supply).
So if you read this and buy it anyway, good luck!
If you're not decent at soldering, I would steer you away from this and towards the pre-assembled boards. The only thing that's lacking is that the documentation could be more complete. Still, it's a great product! After assembling the first one I've already ordered a second.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I couldn't get it to work with Arduino Leonardo.
UPDATE: I found that I happened to get a bad board with a broken trace between the power (V+) and pin 8 of the motor... Read more
needs Power in connector separate from feeding off the arduinoPublished 18 months ago by Jason L. Kennedy
Mine seemed to be missing a few parts. By the time I got around to using it and I realized the resistors and caps were missing, it was a little late to return.Published on November 26, 2013 by John
This kit was easy enough to build. Online instructions are very clear. My only caution is: make sure you intend to use 6VDC motors (or higher); not small 3VDC. Read morePublished on July 14, 2013 by David Castlewitz
(IMPORTANT: read all the assembly instructions first) This is the second device I buy. It has been a very good acquisition. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by turbosinaboy
This board is a nice motor controller. My only problem was the lack of instructions and one of the bridges doesn't have the chip and other parts. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Austin Lee Cain
This review is for 1.1 revision of the board. It is the one pictured with a white pcb.
I have purchased several shield kits from NKC and I have always been impressed... Read more
I like my arduino i will definitely recommend this to a friend..everything is just the way you see it. GetPublished on December 9, 2012 by willem Edouard