Motor Driver Choice Help
August 22, 2011
I've built a Parallax Boe-Bot which has servo driven wheels but have decided to move to Arduino and dc motors. I do not have specific motors in mind yet just some salvaged ones to play with for now. So my questions are:
1 - Is it worth getting a driver shield/kit or should I save the money and try something like a l293d on my breadboard?
2 - What shield/board do you recommend? I was considering the following:
A - Adafuit motor shield - I love their site and stuff always good, Has an Arduino library, has four H-bridges and can do two steppers which I am also interested in playing with
B - l298 Compact Motor Driver from Solarbotics - recommended by Frits, simple, I like the led indicators, can power Arduino
C - Robot Builder's Shield - cool idea combo driver/proto shield, abundance of three prong headers, can power Arduino
I have searched the forum but would love to hear what you guys are using and why!
EDIT: Can anyone recommend a good place to read up on motor and driver selection?