L293D 4-channel Stepper Motor Driver Shield for Arduino Mega 2560 and UNO R3 / Diecimila/Duemilanove
This shield is simply plugged onto an Arduino board and allows to control up to 4 DC motors, 2 stepper motors or 2 servo motors. The powerful and reliable L293D chip that distributes the load serves as an H-bridge. This allows you to easily use DC motors and power supplies up to 36V.
The proven design allows motors to be easily connected and controlled by an Arduino and is particularly suitable for fast prototyping. This shield is also suitable for beginners, so there are numerous libraries, instructions and example sketches that make controlling the direction or speed of motors child's play. We especially recommend the Adafruit Motor Shield Library (AFM), which you can download from the Arduino IDE.
Labeled connections for easy connection
Compatible with Arduino Mega, Diecimila, Duemilanove and Uno R3
2 connections for 5V servo motors with connection to the Arduino Timer for smooth control
For controlling 4 DC motors, 2 stepper motors or 2 servo motors
Up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 8-bit control
Up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil or interleaved stepping
4 H-bridges: 0.6A (1.2A peaks) with thermal protection for motors of 4.5V to 36V DC
Pull-down resistors to stop the motors on power-up
2 connections for external power supply, separated for logic and motor supply
Status LED for operating indication