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Drivers


SparkFun AutoDriver - Stepper Motor Driver (v10)
The SparkFun AutoDriver makes it easy to put the L6470 Stepper Driver (a.k.a “dSPIN”) to work in your project. Simply connect your motors and your SPI-capable microcontroller and get steppin'! STMicro’s L6470 is a 3A, 8-45V bipolar stepper motor driver. It has built-in overcurrent detection, undervoltage detection, overtemperature detection, stall detection, a 5-bit ADC, and a switch input that can be used for either user jog control or as a hard stop function. As if that weren’t enough, it also features microstepping support (up to 128 microsteps per full step) and PWM drive voltage limitin..
R622.50 (inc VAT)
Big Easy Driver
The Big Easy Driver, designed by Brian Schmalz, is a stepper motor driver board for bi-polar stepper motors up to a max 2A/phase. It is based on the Allegro A4988 stepper driver chip. It’s the next version of the popular Easy Driver board. Each Big Easy Driver can drive up to a max of 2A per phase of a bi-polar stepper motor. It is a chopper microstepping driver which defaults to 16 step microstepping mode. It can take a maximum motor drive voltage of around 30V, and includes on-board 5V/3.3V regulation, so only one supply is necessary. Although this board should be able to run most systems ..
R356.00 (inc VAT)
Motor Driver 15A IRF7862PBF
The Pololu 15 Amp high-power motor driver is a discrete MOSFET H-bridge designed to drive one DC brushed motor. The H-bridge is made up of one N-channel MOSFET per leg, and most of the board’s performance is determined by these MOSFETs (the rest of the board contains the circuitry to take user inputs and control the MOSFETs). The board supports a wide 5.5 to 24 V voltage range and is efficient enough to deliver a continuous 15 A without a heat sink, or 21 A with a heat sink. With the PWM pin held low, both motor outputs will be held low (a brake operation). With PWM high, the motor outputs w..
R1,008.00 (inc VAT)
Motor Driver 2A Dual L298 H-Bridge
This dual bidirectional motor driver, from Cana Kit, is based on the very popular L298 Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver Integrated Circuit. The circuit will allow you to easily and independently control two motors of up to 2A each in both directions. It is ideal for robotic applications and well suited for connection to a microcontroller requiring just a couple of control lines per motor. It can also be interfaced with simple manual switches, TTL logic gates, relays, etc. The circuit incorporates 4 direction LEDs (2 per motor), a heat sink, screw-terminals, as well as eight Schottky EMF-protecti..
R830.00 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Ardumoto - Motor Driver Shield
The Ardumoto Shield is a dual-motor controller for Arduino. Based on the L298 H-bridge, the SparkFun Ardumoto can drive two DC motors up to 2A per channel. Combined with an Arduino, the Ardumoto makes a fantastic controller platform for RC vehicles or even small autonomous robots. It’s now easier to use, featuring control signal LEDs, while also being much more flexible for advanced users. The board takes its power from the same Vin line as the Arduino board and includes blue and yellow LEDs to indicate active direction. All driver lines are diode protected from back EMF. The L298 is a two-ch..
R444.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun AutoDriver - Stepper Motor Driver (v13)
The SparkFun AutoDriver board is based on the STMicro L6470 dSPIN stepper motor driver. This powerful chip allows you to control a stepper motor with a voltage from 8 to 45V at 3Arms over an SPI connection. The AutoDriver board has been designed to be easily integrated into a project, even with multiple boards. Just connect your motors and your SPI-capable microcontroller and get steppin'! STMicro’s L6470 is a 3A, 8–45V bipolar stepper motor driver. It has built-in overcurrent detection, undervoltage detection, overtemperature detection, stall detection, a 5-bit ADC, and a switch input that c..
R682.00 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Monster Moto Shield
This is essentially a ramped up version of our Ardumoto motor driver shield. For this SparkFun Monster Moto Shield we’ve replaced the L298 H-bridge with a pair of VNH2SP30 full-bridge motor drivers. We’ve also beefed up the support circuitry so this board is capable of driving a pair of high-current motors! The VIN and motor out are pitched for our 5mm screw terminals (not included), making it easy to connect larger gauge wires. Note: When using this board in extreme high-demand applications it may be necessary to improve thermal performance with a heat-sink or fan and to solder the wires dir..
R1,245.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun RedBot Mainboard
The SparkFun RedBot Mainboard is a robotic development platform that works with the Arduino IDE. The RedBot is a motor driver and Ardiuno combination with various headers and connections, eliminating the need to stack multiple shields. By using the RedBot accessory boards and your own chassis, you can design a robot to suit your needs. The RedBot comes pre-programmed with the Optiboot (Uno) bootloader. By simply connecting a USB mini-B cable, you can program it in the Arduino IDE using our example code, or your own. The optional add-on sensors attach to the main board via 6-pin headers or ju..
R889.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Serial Controlled Motor Driver
The SparkFun Serial Controlled Motor Driver (SCMD) is a DC motor driver that’s been designed to drive small DC motors with ease. The SCMD is designed to emulate a typical register-based device in operation. It can be commanded by UART, I2C or SPI communication, and it can drive a constant 1.2A load per motor (peak 1.5A) at 11V. Need more than two motors? Chain multiple SCMDs together and command them through the same serial interface. Need more current? Each board’s output can be bridged to allow double current. This driver board was designed to be affordable, compact and have more features t..
R311.50 (inc VAT)
Spectacle Motion Board
The Spectacle Motion Board makes it easy to add movement to your Spectacle projects. Each Motion Board can control up to five servo motors, regardless of whether they are standard or continuous rotation type. Designed to make it easy to add simple motions to your Spectacle projects, the Spectacle Motion Board integrates with the rest of the Spectacle ecosystem to make adding motion effects a breeze! The Motion Board is equipped with two 3.5mm TRRS jacks for Spectacle control signals from a Director Board. The one labeled “In” should be plugged into a board that is closer to the Director Board..
R296.50 (inc VAT)
tinyESC v2 - Brushed Speed Controller
This is the tinyESC v2 from FingerTech Robotics, an ultra small bi-directional brushed motor controller for driving equally small DC motors. Don’t let the tinyESC’s size fool you, with the ability to take in a battery voltage of 6.5V to a whopping 36V and output a continuous current of 1.5A (3.0A peak), this little guy isn’t messing around! Not only is the tinyESC compact and powerful but it is also tough. What really drew us to it is its reliability in the battle bot ring being used in most Ant and Beetle weight classes and its use for most Actobotics motors. This electronic speed controller..
R889.50 (inc VAT)
4x4 Driver Shield
The 4x4 Driver Shield is designed to enable users to switch DC loads up to 5A at up to 30V with no heat-sinking. It is ideal for such applications as driving solenoids, relays, and small DC motors. It uses International Rectifier IPS6044 quad channel fully-protected high side MOSFET switches, which include over-temp, over-current, and under-voltage protection. The high-side topology is safer in many applications than the more common low-side topology because a short to ground cannot energize the circuit while the switch is turned off, as it can with a low-side switch. This shield can also be u..
R1,393.50 (inc VAT)
Big Easy Driver
The Big Easy Driver, designed by Brian Schmalz, is a stepper motor driver board for bi-polar stepper motors up to 1.4A/phase. It is based on the Allegro A4988 stepper driver chip. It’s the next version of the popular Easy Driver board. Each Big Easy Driver can drive up to about 1.4A per phase of a bi-polar stepper motor. It is a chopper microstepping driver which defaults to 16 step microstepping mode. It can take a maximum motor drive voltage of around 35V, and includes on-board 5V/3.3V regulation, so only one supply is necessary. Although this board should be able to run most systems witho..
R356.00 (inc VAT)
ComMotion Motor Driver Shield
This is the ComMotion Motor Driver Shield, a 4 channel motor controller that can communicate via I2C and be wirelessly controlled. This shield allows you to be able to control up to 4 motors at a time, read their encoders, and monitor their current draw all from one board. This powerful little shield fits snuggly on top of your RedBoard, Arduino, or any other development board that utilizes the R3 layout. The ComMotion shield has been designed to drive 4 DC brushed motors at up to 2.5A continuous, each with peak currents of up to 4A per motor. With the preset configurations you will be able t..
R1,037.50 (inc VAT)
EasyDriver Stepper Motor Driver
The EasyDriver is a simple to use stepper motor driver, compatible with anything that can output a digital 0 to 5V pulse (or 0 to 3.3V pulse if you solder SJ2 closed on the EasyDriver). EasyDriver requires a 7V to 20V supply to power the motor and can power any voltage of stepper motor. The EasyDriver has an on board voltage regulator for the digital interface that can be set to 5V or 3.3V. Connect a 4-wire stepper motor and a microcontroller and you’ve got precision motor control! EasyDriver drives bi-polar motors, and motors wired as bi-polar. I.e. 4,6, or 8 wire stepper motors. On this vers..
R222.50 (inc VAT)
HUB-ee - 4-way Sync Driver Board
This PCB lets you plug four HUB-ee wheels into one controller for synchronous drive (i.e. all the wheels plugged into this PCB will get the same control signals). It also isolates the quadrature encoder channels of each wheel and routes one set through to the controller whilst making all the quadrature and standby pins for each wheel available on pin headers. There are a set of power input pins for supplying power and some power capacitors to smooth things out. You can connect it to a controller using a Micro-MaTch connector, or a standard 0.1" pin header. Documents: Arduino Library ..
R87.50 (inc VAT)
HUB-ee - Arduino Prototyping Shield
This shield makes it easy to connect up a pair of HUB-ee wheels to an Arduino Uno or Leonardo board. You can power two wheels and get full sensor feedback via their quadrature encoder sensors. Connections between the board and HUB-ee wheels are via a pair of single row 0.1” headers. HUB-ee wheels can be attached by soldering a connector breakout board or mini-splitter to each header, or by directly soldering ribbon cable to the board and crimping a Micro-MaTch connector to the other end. The board has two pairs of jumper links so you can disconnect the wheel sensors, freeing up four of the A..
R252.00 (inc VAT)
HUB-ee - Control Breakout Board
This handy PCB breaks out the 8 wires from a HUB-ee Micro-MaTch connector into a single 0.1" row of pins making it super easy to plug a HUB-ee wheel into a breadboard. Snag a couple of these to go with your set of HUB-ee wheels, it’ll make prototyping a breeze! Documents: Arduino Library ..
R89.00 (inc VAT)
HUB-ee Wheel - 120:1 Metric
The HUB-ee is a type of robot servo but designed for wheels, in fact it is a wheel, but it is also a motor, a sensor and a motor controller. What’s that? Did we just blow your mind? When you want to add wheels to your robot you would normally start with a whole collection of parts: The motor and gearbox, a motor driver board, and maybe some sensors for measuring wheel speed and a controller to count revolutions or provide closed loop speed control. Well, the folks over at Creative Robotics thought it would be handy if you could just buy a wheel that had all of those things built in, so they ..
R815.50 (inc VAT)
HUB-ee Wheel - 180:1 Metric
The HUB-ee is a type of robot servo but designed for wheels, in fact it is a wheel, but it is also a motor, a sensor and a motor controller. What’s that? Did we just blow your mind? When you want to add wheels to your robot you would normally start with a whole collection of parts: The motor and gearbox, a motor driver board, and maybe some sensors for measuring wheel speed and a controller to count revolutions or provide closed loop speed control. Well, the folks over at Creative Robotics thought it would be handy if you could just buy a wheel that had all of those things built in, so they ..
R815.50 (inc VAT)
Motor Driver 2.5A MC33926
These compact motor drivers based on the Freescale Semiconductor MC33926 motor driver integrated circuit from Pololu are an easy way to connect a motor running from 5 to 28 V and drawing up to 5 A (peak) to your project. The board incorporates all of the components of the typical application diagram on page 25 of the MC33926 datasheet, plus motor-direction LEDs and a FET for reverse battery protection. All you need to add is a microcontroller or other control circuit to turn the H-Bridge on and off. The enable (EN) pin does not have a pull-up resistor, so you must pull it to +5 V in order to..
R593.00 (inc VAT)
OpenServo
This is our version of the OpenServo open-source servo controller board. It’s meant to replace the existing controller board in any standard servo (~.78 inch servo width). With this board you can control a servo entirely with I2C/TWI commands rather than PWM, meaning that multiple OpenServos can be controlled with just two lines! The OpenServo firmware also offers some interesting control features, such as querying a servo with an unknown position, setting control gain discretely and on-the-fly, and even querying the destination of the actuator before it reaches it! Documents: OpenServo Fir..
R267.00 (inc VAT)
Pushbutton Power Switch LV
The Pololu Pushbutton Power Switch from Pololu is a compact, solid-state power switch controlled by a momentary pushbutton switch. Because the switched current does not flow through the mechanical switch, a large variety of small, low-power switches can be used to control a substantial amount of power. The use of momentary pushbutton switches also allows multiple switches to be used in parallel to control the power to one load. The solid-state switch also allows the load to turn off its own power, which can be beneficial when used with battery chemistries sensitive to over-discharging. Please ..
R148.00 (inc VAT)
Pushbutton Power Switch SV
The Pololu Pushbutton Power Switch is a compact, solid-state power switch controlled by a momentary pushbutton switch. Because the switched current does not flow through the mechanical switch, a large variety of small, low-power switches can be used to control a substantial amount of power. The use of momentary pushbutton switches also allows multiple switches to be used in parallel to control the power to one load. The solid-state switch also allows the load to turn off its own power, which can be beneficial when used with battery chemistries sensitive to over-discharging. Please note that th..
R178.00 (inc VAT)
RaspiRobot Board
The Raspberry Pi packs plenty of processing power in a small and inexpensive package and that makes it perfect for robot brains! The only problem? The Raspberry Pi may have plenty of low-level hardware peripherals but motor controllers aren’t one of them. That’s why the RaspiRobot project got started. The RaspiRobot board is an expansion board for the Pi that turns it into a robot controller. The board comes as a kit of through-hole parts which is easy to assemble with even a basic soldering iron and limited soldering experience. A step-by-step assembly guide is available to help you through..
R533.50 (inc VAT)
RedBot Mainboard
Description: The RedBot Mainboard is a robotic development platform that works with the Arduino IDE. The RedBot is a motor driver and Ardiuno combination with various headers and connections, eliminating the need to stack multiple shields. By using the RedBot accessory boards and your own chassis, you can design a robot to suit your needs. The RedBot comes pre-programmed with the Optiboot (Uno) bootloader. By simply connecting a USB mini-B cable, you can program it in the Arduino IDE using our example code, or your own. The optional add-on sensors attach to the main board via 6-pin head..
R889.50 (inc VAT)
Rover 5 Motor Driver Board
This motor driver board, originally designed by Dagu for their Rover 5 platform, is ideal for any small 4-wheel drive robotic vehicle. With four motor outputs, four encoder inputs and current sensing for each motor, it’s a must-have when implementing omni or mechanum wheels. The motor drivers can be controlled by simply applying a logic 0 or 1 to the direction pin for that motor and a PWM signal to the speed pin. In this way, the speed and direction of four separate motors can be controlled independently from only 8 GPIO pins. The encoder inputs on the driver board mix each pair of encoder i..
R444.50 (inc VAT)
Serial Servo Controller
The Pololu micro serial servo controller (SSC) is a very compact solution for controlling up to eight RC servos from a computer or microcontroller. Each servo speed and range can be controlled independently and multiple units can be daisy-chained on one serial line to control up to 128 servos. Three status LEDs and an integrated level converter for RS-232 applications get you up and running quickly. The micro serial servo controller is dwarfed by even a standard servo, but it can control any standard RC servos, including giant ¼-scale servos. This servo controller supports two separate commu..
R444.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Ardumoto - Motor Driver Shield
This is a motor shield for Arduino that will control two DC motors. Based on the L298 H-bridge, the SparkFun Ardumoto can drive up to 2 amps per channel. The board takes its power from the same Vin line as the Arduino board, includes blue and yellow LEDs to indicate active direction, and all driver lines are diode protected from back EMF. The new version of this shield allows for either 3.3 or 5v logic, a separate and more robust VIN connection, and the PWM input has moved to pin 3. Control for motor attached to OUT1/2 is connected to digital line 12 (direction A) and digital line 3 (PWM A)...
R444.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Ludus Protoshield
The SparkFun Ludus ProtoShield is a motor driver shield for your Arduino that is designed to make connecting motors, sensors and other components to your Arduino-based project as fast and easy as possible. The heart of the Ludus ProtoShield is the Toshiba TB6612FNG H-Bridge Motor Driver. This allows the ProtoShield to control two DC motors at once, both CW and CCW, and brake electronically. The TB6612FNG H-Bridge Driver is rated up to 1.2A per channel at 13V, which means it will drive a fair variety of hobby motors ranging in power. Each of the GPIO pins is broken out on a “servo-style” heade..
R443.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Motor Driver - Dual TB6612FNG (1A)
The TB6612FNG motor driver can control up to two DC motors at a constant current of 1.2A (3.2A peak). Two input signals (IN1 and IN2) can be used to control the motor in one of four function modes - CW, CCW, short-brake, and stop. The two motor outputs (A and B) can be separately controlled, the speed of each motor is controlled via a PWM input signal with a frequency up to 100kHz. The STBY pin should be pulled high to take the motor out of standby mode. Logic supply voltage (VCC) can be in the range of 2.7-5.5VDC, while the motor supply (VM) is limited to a maximum voltage of 15VDC. The out..
R104.00 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Motor Driver - Dual TB6612FNG (with Headers)
The TB6612FNG Motor Driver can control up to two DC motors at a constant current of 1.2A (3.2A peak). Two input signals (IN1 and IN2) can be used to control the motor in one of four function modes: CW, CCW, short-brake, and stop. The two motor outputs (A and B) can be separately controlled, and the speed of each motor is controlled via a PWM input signal with a frequency up to 100kHz. The STBY pin should be pulled high to take the motor out of standby mode. Due to popular demand, this version of the SparkFun Motor Driver includes pre-soldered male headers for ease of use. With the headers alre..
R118.50 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Quadstepper Motor Driver Board
The Quadstepper motor driver board allows you to control up to 4 bipolar stepper motors simultaneously using logic level IO pins. Each motor driver has an output drive capacity of 35V and 1Amps. The board is capable of driving motors in full, half, quarter, eight, and sixteenth-step modes. The logic levels are selectable between 3.3V and 5V by way of a jumper. The bus header allows you to control all four motors with only 6 IO pins by controlling the enable (EN pins) for each motor, although each motor will be activated alone, not simultaneously. Be sure to close all of the ‘Bus Enable’ jumper..
R1,334.00 (inc VAT)
SparkFun Serial Controlled Motor Driver
The SparkFun Serial Controlled Motor Driver allows you to control up to two DC motors using a serial command interface. The serial interface is easy to use and it lets the user select an individual motor, the direction, and the desired speed constant (up to 10 different speed from stop to full speed). The board is based on the L298 Dual Full-Bridge Motor Driver from ST Micro. The motor driver can provide up to 4 Amps of current to the motors (2 Amps per motor). Power can be applied to either the two-pin JST connector or the GND and VCC header pins. Supplied power should be DC and within 5-16..
R533.50 (inc VAT)
T'Rex Robot/Motor Controller
T'Rex doesn’t want to be fed, he wants to hunt! The T’Rex controller from DAGU is an Arduino compatible robot controller designed to power and control servos and brushed motors. This controller combines an Arduino development board with a dual FET H-bridge motor driver. The heart of the board is an ATMega328P AVR microcontroller which comes loaded with the Arduino bootloader and some simple control code. The code on each T'Rex controller can be easily accessed and changed in the Arduino IDE using the built in USB interface, ISP, or FTDI sockets. The T’REX controller is rated for a maximum vo..
R1,393.50 (inc VAT)
EasyDriver - Stepper Motor Driver
The EasyDriver is a simple to use stepper motor driver, compatible with anything that can output a digital 0 to 5V pulse (or 0 to 3.3V pulse if you solder SJ2 closed on the EasyDriver). The EasyDriver requires a 6V to 30V supply to power the motor and can power any voltage of stepper motor. The EasyDriver has an on board voltage regulator for the digital interface that can be set to 5V or 3.3V. Connect a 4-wire stepper motor and a microcontroller and you’ve got precision motor control! EasyDriver drives bi-polar motors, and motors wired as bi-polar. I.e. 4,6, or 8 wire stepper motors. This E..
R222.50 (inc VAT)
Micro Maestro 6-channel USB Servo Controller
The Micro Maestro is the first of Pololu’s second-generation USB servo controllers. The board supports three control methods — USB for direct connection to a PC, TTL serial for use with embedded systems, and internal scripting for self-contained, host controller-free applications — and channels that can be configured as servo outputs for use with radio control (RC) servos or electronic speed controls (ESCs), digital outputs, or analog inputs. The Micro Maestro is a highly versatile six-channel servo controller and general I/O board in a highly compact (0.85 x 1.20") package. The extremely ac..
R474.50 (inc VAT)
BrickPi
The BrickPi by Dexter Industries is an add-on for the popular Raspberry Pi development board that lets you control Lego Mindstorm motors and sensors. Simply stack this board on top of your Raspberry Pi to control up to four NXT or EV3 motors and five NXT sensors. With Dexter Industries custom Raspbian build and a small amount of assembly of the case you will be able to easily get your Lego Mindstorm robot running in no time. Each BrickPi is controlled by two ATMega328s and has a 9V power adapter attached that can effectively power the motors, sensors, as well as the Raspberry Pi itself, ther..
R2,075.50 (inc VAT)
Qik Dual Serial Motor Controller
The Qik Dual Serial Motor Controller is Pololu?s second-generation dual serial motor controller. The compact module allows any microcontroller or computer with a serial port (external RS-232 level converter required) to easily drive two small, brushed DC motors with full direction and speed control. It provides ultrasonic, 8-bit PWM speed control via an advanced, two-way serial protocol that features automatic baud rate detection up to 38.4 kbps and optional CRC error checking. Two status LEDs give visual feedback about the serial connection and any encountered error conditions, making debuggi..
R622.50 (inc VAT)

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