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    1A Motor Shield For Arduino

    SKU: DRI0001

    $17.11 AUD, inc GST
    1A Motor Shield For Arduino
    17.11 AUD

    SKU: DRI0001

    $17.11 AUD, inc GST
    2 reviews 0 5 4.5
    Ships today (delivered by Wed, 22nd of Feb)


    This Motor shield  for Arduino uses L293 chip which allow to drive two 7-12V DC motors with maximum 1A current. This shield can be directly mount onto standard Arduino Duemilanove and Arduino Mega. 


    • 2 way 7-12V motor drive 
    • Up to 1A current each way
    • PIN 4,5,6,7 are used to drive two DC motors
    • Support PWM speed control 


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    Customer Reviews

    1. Review by Ian verified purchaser

      First thing to say is the Quality of the shield is excellent.

      I bought it to drive a 2 motor small vehiclular robot. At the same time I bought a Sparkfun Motor Driver 1A Dual TB6612FNG board for a few $$ less; a different style of product admittedly although both can be used for the same task but the Sparkfun board requires the addition of connectors/soldering and needs to be mounted somehow. I have yet to try it out in a robot but by way of comparison I offer the following comments.

      The Motor Shield is essentially a "plug n play" device and as such is much easier to use but adds weight and space that the Sparkfun board does not. If weight and/or space is an issue then I would probably go for the Sparkfun board. If reusability elsewhere is an issue then the Motor shield wins hands down. (Posted on 8/09/2016)

    2. Review by Ivan - Our first Arduino robot was made with this shield! verified purchaser

      We are very new to Arduino and this little motor shield made it very simple to create a basic robot. We slotted it straight on the top of an Arduino Uno, connected it up to a robot chassis with dual motors and away it went! Around the same time that we finished this project, the motor chassis that we ordered from China finally turned up - so it is great to have an Australian stockist!

      I'm only giving it four stars mainly because I'm not sure I qualify as an expert reviewer - but this shield works well for us. (Posted on 18/07/2015)

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