June 29, 2009 AT 2:26 pm

AFMotor library for Arduino MEGA – Use the motorshield with the MEGA!

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We finished porting the AFmotor library to the Arduino Mega, if you have an Arduino Mega & and an Adafruit motor shield they now play together nicely.

What is the Adafruit motorshield for Arduino?

  • 2 connections for 5V ‘hobby’ servos connected to the Arduino’s high-resolution dedicated timer – no jitter!
  • 4 H-Bridges: L293D chipset provides 0.6A per bridge (1.2A peak) with thermal shutdown protection, internal kickback protection diodes. Can run motors on 4.5VDC to 36VDC.
  • Up to 4 bi-directional DC motors with individual 8-bit speed selection (so, about 0.5% resolution)
  • Up to 2 stepper motors (unipolar or bipolar) with single coil, double coil or interleaved stepping.
  • Pull down resistors keep motors disabled during power-up
  • Big terminal block connectors to easily hook up wires (10-22AWG) and power
  • Arduino reset button brought up top (Diecimila/Duemilanove only)
  • 2-pin terminal block and jumper to connect external power, for seperate logic/motor supplies
  • Tested compatible with Diecimila/Duemilanove (NG is next!)
  • Download the easy-to-use Arduino software library, check out the examples and you’re ready to go!

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2 Comments

  1. arduino_hobbyist

    When will you guys be carrying the Arduino Mega? While the extra pins are great I’m really intested in the extra memory.

  2. we have an order on the way! (the megas came out literally a week after our -last- order)

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