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Motor Driver Board Kit for the BBC micro:bit

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  • Run one or two motors (not included) from your BBC micro:bit using this driver board
  • Slot your BBC micro:bit (not included) into the edge connector
  • Connect a 4.5-6V power supply to the terminal blocks

Product overview

• Run one or two motors (not included) from your BBC micro:bit using this driver board
• Slot your BBC micro:bit (not included) into the edge connector
• Connect a 4.5-6V power supply to the terminal blocks
• Power your BBC micro:bit with a 3V regulated output
• Four inputs – two terminal blacks for inputs and two connections to buttons A and B
• No soldering is required

What can I do with the motor driver board?
With this motor driver board, you can run two motors (not included) simultaneously from your BBC micro:bit. With this function, you can design, build and control a range of models. You could, for example, build your own buggy and get a range of movement with forward, reverse and stop controls that are perfect for vehicles. You can even use buttons A and B on the BBC micro:bit as inputs by connecting them to the board or attaching two inputs to the analogue inputs so they can be read by the BBC micro:bit. Use your imagination to create and program a buggy that can change direction when it encounters and obstacle, amongst other amazing devices.

What can I learn?
Learn how to build a controlled or self-driving car, and learn how devices like robotic vacuum cleaners perceive and react to the world around them. See how different programs cause a buggy to move, and use the motors to build different models including Ferris wheels and conveyor belts. Experiment and see what you can create.

How does the BBC micro:bit power itself?
There’s no need to power the BBC micro:bit separately, as this driver board provides all the power you need and even powers the motors using a 4.5-6V power supply (not included). The BBC micro:bit slots easily into the built-in edge connector, and uses a regulated 3V supply through the 80 way connector. The driver board comes with two input/output connections that can be used to expand your projects even further. Connecting to the driver board is easy as it uses screw terminals, so all you need to connect is a bare wire and a flathead screwdriver.


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Where can I find documentation that tells me what programming commands will control the motors? Can the speed and direction be controlled?

Asked by: jake10
the pdf document has some example code https://www.kitronik.co.uk/pdf/5602_bbc_microbit_motor_driver_v1.1.pdf
Answered by: TK_1
Date published: 2018-01-24

Will this control a stepper motor?

Asked by: Nigel
The unit does not list stepper motor compatibility. Instruction for the kit can be found here https://www.kitronik.co.uk/pdf/5602_bbc_microbit_motor_driver_v1.1.pdf
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-01-17

do you have the motors available for this item

Asked by: dave
Input voltage - 0.3 V for motors @ 1.5A (max current) Our range of motors can be found in the link below http://www.maplin.co.uk/c/gadgets-toys-and-hobbies/robotics/motors-and-gearboxes
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-09
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