The new Motorshield for the Raspberry Pi
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.
- 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.
Get the shield library code from GitHub here.