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Energy reduction?

UPDATE:

New code works well, but the motor moves slowly.

UPDATE 2:

New power source plug in, code working = Nothing

Ok, time to order this one: http://www.robotshop.com/adafruit-motor-shield-kit-arduino-8.html

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Hello, my first bot is having some issues with the energy management, I think.

Here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/28206

Now, I've attached the servo to the pin 5 and grounded to the top GND of the arduino board ( next to pin 13). The motor is connected to the motor controller v3. and I have a blinking LED. The problem is that the servo takes all the energy( 9v battery) and the motor moves very slowly.

I will definitely appreciate any help.Cheers.

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Hello, ok according to the internet it should be the motor shield v3( manufacterer sadi.net). A link:

http://blushingboy.net/p/motorShieldV3/

And this is mine:

 

There is even code on that site. :)

In the code provided at that site there is no mention of pins 8 or 9, only 10, 11, 12, and 13. Based on the code the site provides, 12 and 13 control the direction of the connected motor and 10 and 11 require a pwm signal to control the speed of that direction.

If I read the code on the site correctly, you should have been able to lift it from beginning to end and get your bot to move forward and backward. Rather than paste the code I will just paste the link http://blushingboy.net/p/motorShieldV3/page/Example-DC-motor/

For Example:
To get a motor to move full speed in one direction you would need to put a high on pin 12 and then for full speed a high on pin 10, add a delay of a second or two and your creation should move either forward or backward depending on how the motor is wired. If you wanted to slow the motor down, you would instead use analogWrite on pin 10 with a value between 0/LOW and 255/HIGH.

The code works, but still needs more power. The servo takes all the energy.

Many thanks. I'm new to robotics programming despite that I'm a C programmer. Testing now!

Pin 10 and 11 must be connected to the motor drivers enable pins then, Just pull these pins high for continued operation.