Asked by: Abdenbi Sadayappanasked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020
What is the use of Arduino Motor Shield?
Considering this, what is Arduino Motor Shield?
The Motor Shield is a driver module for motors that allows you to use Arduino to control the working speed and direction of the motor. Based on the Dual Full-Bridge Drive Chip L298, it is able to drive two DC motors or a step motor.
One may also ask, how do you power a motor shield? Say a wall adapter or a single battery pack with 6-12VDC output, simply plug it into the DC jack on the Arduino or the 2-pin power terminal block on the shield. Place the power jumper on the motor shield.
Subsequently, question is, do I need a motor shield for Arduino?
You don't need this shield to drive servo motors, they have their own controller, you need just a 5V power line, GND and digital output pin to generate a PWM and that's it. Usually Arduino has enough power to drive servo motors. This shield you are talking about is used for DC (direct current) and stepper motor.
What is the difference between motor shield and motor driver?
A motor driver is a chip that drives motors. A motor shield is a circuit board with connections on it that contains a motor driver chip that drives motors.