• Enables easy motor, stepper, and solenoid interfacing
• Can power motors up to 18v using external power
• Power and control two motors or one stepper
• Can control the speed and the direction of each motor independently
• Measures current used by each motorWhat is the Arduino Motor Shield?
The Arduino Motor Shield enables quick and easy connection and control for up to two DC motors, or a single stepper motor up to 18v.
This shield is great for any motorised project as it allows your Arduino to not only power motors, but also control the speed and direction.
If your motor requires more than the 5v supplied by the Arduino you can attach an external DC voltage supply, like a Li-Po remote control car battery, a series of AA batteries, or a mains power supply using the V-In terminal.
As a shield, this enables you to attach it to most Arduino related development boards that have the same pin layout. Connect to development boards without the need of jump leads or soldering, maximising the amount of space you have to work with while maintaining a tidy finish.
This shield is a middle layer shield, as it uses stacking pins so you can add further breakouts, and shields. The shield will require stacking header pin extensions.
How can I get the most out of my project?
The motor controller has a maximum current of 2A per channel, or 4A max. It’s also great for two DC motors, or a single stepper motor.
This shield utilises an L298 driver which is great for use with high loads.
Be cautious when using analogue pins: 0, 1; and digital pins: 3, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 13, as they are shared and used by the shield itself.