motor board connecting with Arduino board ... need some help
January 24, 2012
Hi all need a little help ..... got my first bit of stuff from yourduino .... and very happy ..... part of which was a arduino board (mega 1280 http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=9) and got a motor board (http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=127)
also got some other things like a small servo, stepper motor and board, and a starter kit ...... I have got the servo working even got it hooked up with the pontimeter to make it move ... plus got the stepper motor and board working ... also tried out using the infrared receiver sensors following this guide http://letsmakerobots.com/node/29634 will have to work on this though as i found it a little tricky.
Now this is where i need the help ..... Hooking the motor board up to the arduino board ....
First off ive being using the arduino board hooked up to the laptop .... dont want to do this using the motor board and motors .....
so i now have a 9v battrie connected to the battery adaptor .... just tried it and it works.
now all i need to do is hook the motor board to the arduino board ... How do i do this
and connect up a seprate supply for the motor board.
Do i hook the motor board supply up to the arduino board or to the motor board and what voltage can i use .... eg only small motors 3v to 5v rating so would 4.5 v be ok ...
just need to hook it up and run a programm to see them working .... not working on a robot yet
Just a little nervous about this as i dont want to damage the arduino board .... so whereas i tried out all the other things myself ... just want to be extra careful with this.
your help would be appreciated .... just a bit confused trying to follow the documentation online