Motor Shield

Run a DC Motor using Raspberry Pi

Motor Shield is an expansion board that can control up to 4 motors or 2 stepper motor, 2 IR sensors and a single ultrasonic sensor with the help of Raspberry Pi.
  • Description
  • Designed to help you get your Raspberry Pi mobile as part of your robot project this board lets you control up to 4 DC motors. It includes direction indicator LEDs to help you configure your motor output and connectors designed for plugging in IR and ultrasonic sensor modules to tell your robot about its environment.
  • This makes it a perfect component for object detection/avoidance, wall-following or light-following robots.
  • The board is designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi 2/3 Model B. Based around the L293D IC it is capable of driving 4 DC motors or 2 stepper motors.
  • The L293D is a dual full bridge driver that can output up to 1Amp per bridge with supply voltage up to 24V.
  • Features
  • Dual H-Bridge IC L293D : For controlling up to for 4 DC motors or 2 stepper motors.
  • Motor Input Supply Range: 6V – 24V
  • Single Motor Output Current: 600mA or 1A peak current per channel
  • On board LED arrow indicator for motor direction control
  • 2 IR sensor Connectors with 3.3V level ouput protection
  • 1 Ultrasonic Sensor Connector with 3.3V level output protection
  • Python library for simplifying integration with the board.
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