- Best and easiest way to drive DC and Stepper motors
- Completely stackable design: 5 address-select pins means up to 32 stackable shields: that's 64 steppers or 128 DC motors!
- Fully-dedicated PWM driver chip onboard.
- Drop-in compatible with any Arduino, such as the Uno, Due, Leonardo and Mega R3.
- Assembled and Tested
An upgraded Adafruit Motorshield kit will make quick work of your next robotics project! The ability to drive up to 4 DC motors or 2 stepper motors is still there but many improvements were added. 2 connections for 5V 'hobby' servos connected to the Arduino's high-resolution dedicated timer - no jitter! 4 H-Bridges: TB6612 chipset provides 1.2A per bridge (3A peak) with thermal shutdown protection, internal kickback protection diodes. Can run motors on 4.5VDC to 13.5VDC. Handles up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 8-bit speed selection and up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil, interleaved or micro-stepping. Motors automatically disabled on power-up and power Arduino reset button was brought up top. Polarity protected 2-pin terminal block and jumper to connect external power, for separate logic/motor supplies. Big terminal block connectors to make it easy to hook up wires and power.
Dimensions (assembled): 70mm x 55mm x 10mm (2.7" x 2.1" x 0.4")
Includes Shield, Terminal Block, Plain header, Jumper
This board/chip uses I2C 7-bit addresses between 0x60-0x80, selectable with jumpers.
Shields with the terminal block and jumpers pre-soldered on
Some soldering required for headers
Stacking headers, Arduino and motors not included
Compatible with Arduino UNO, Leonardo, ADK/Mega R3, Due, Diecimila & Duemilanove and Mega/ADK R2 and earlier with 2 wire jumpers.