Let's Make Robots!

Big Hybrid H Bridge motor driver, inspired by CtC

Run 2 Motors, Fwd and Rev with PWM

I found this site for almost a year ago and I must say it is incredible! Full of useful information and creative, helpful people!

When I saw Chris the Carpenter driving around with Walter I just couldn't help my self wanting to be able to drive 2 * 12V motors with speed-control from a microcontroller. Think about what you can do! :D

Chris motor driver (witch is used in Walter) can be found here:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2668

It was originally designed by BaseOverApex and modified by robologist.

 

I have to thank this community for its "open source"-minded thinking. It has ben fun and interesting reading trough the old posts on this site about making a big motorcontroller. Here are some of them:

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2440

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/2484

http://letsmakerobots.com/node/4226

 

 

 

This is my version of the motordriver designed by BOA (robologist mod).

31.8.2010

Today I soldered the last parts on the board. I have just had time to test that channel A is working, but it feels so fantastic that it is working so I just had to post this.

 

The building process:

planing MDC

The plan in eagle cad. This is the second circuit I ever made, so it's not that fancy, but it works.

planning

Messy desk

Cutting the PCB with a scrollsaw.

Ironing the pattern.

Soaking the paper.

Toner transfer complete

Etching the board!

Removing toner with acetone.

Drilling holes.

Board bottom side.

Board topside.

Working.

Components in place!!

Had an old oversized heatsink from an old amplifier.

Board complete, it is now in the "test, analyse and evaluate"-stage.

-And also a thanks to djhesit8, you know why! ;)

 

We might be seeing this board in action in the near future.

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renkku please send me the schematic :) Thanks