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Adafruit DC Motor and Stepper FeatherWing Add-on For All Feather Boards

Adafruit DC Motor and Stepper FeatherWing Add-on For All Feather Boards

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Key Features:

  • Completely stackable design: 5 address-select jumper pads means up to 32 stackable wings: that's 64 steppers or 128 DC motors!
  • Polarity protected 2-pin terminal block and jumper to connect external power, for separate logic/motor supplies
  • 4 full H-Bridges: the TB6612 chipset provides 1.2A per bridge with thermal shutdown protection, internal kickback protection diodes.
  • Up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 12-bit speed selection & up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil, interleaved or micro-stepping. Motors automatically disabled on power-up

A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the DC Motor + Stepper FeatherWing which will let you use 2 x bi-polar stepper motors or 4 x brushed DC motors (or 1 stepper and 2 DC motors). The original Adafruit Motorshield Kit is one of our most beloved kits, which is why we decided to squish it all together on a FeatherWing to make something even smaller, lighter, and more portable! Instead of using a latch and the Arduino's PWM pins, we have a fully-dedicated PWM driver chip onboard. This chip handles all the motor and speed controls over I2C.

Since the FeatherWing only uses the I2C (SDA & SCL pins), it works with any and all Feathers. You can use any DC or stepper motors that run from 4.5-13.5VDC and draw under 1.2A per coil. You'll likely also need to provide some external power supply for your motors, since its not suggested you run motors from the Feather's lipoly battery.

Item Specifics
1 - Assembled & tested FeatherWing
5- Big 3.5mm terminal block connectors
1- plain header
Some soldering is required.
Stacking headers, Feather and motors are not included
Size: 50.8mm x 22.9mm x 1.6mm / 2" x 0.9" x 0.06"
Weight: 4.6g
Unlike the original full sized shield, there's no servo connections