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AdoMmic

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DC Motor Shield
« on: August 12, 2016, 03:48:00 PM »
I recently purchased a sparkfun motor control shield and to my disappointment I am only able to drive 2 DC motors. THis would be fine four a thee wheeler but I am building a four wheel robot with differential steering does anyone make a shield for this?

MetalGear

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Re: DC Motor Shield
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 01:33:00 PM »
There is a motor shield sold by Adafruit that will handle 4 D.C. motors and it has pretty good example code to get you up and running quickly.

Alanna

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Re: DC Motor Shield
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2017, 03:33:00 PM »
I have one of the boards mentioned from Adafruit and I have no problem with it driving my quad DC robot. here is a link to the Item https://www.adafruit.com/product/1438. It has a capacity of 1.2 A per channel. I have even written code to monitor my motor current and shut the drive channels down if this current is exceeded.