Hey...Welcome to the make it mech tutorials point.Its the 4th one in the series of Arduino Learn by Doing projects series.Today we will learn about how to use a motor Shield with arduino. How to drive the motor with motor driver.How to use L293d motor driver module/shield with arduino.I have used this shield for making a remote control robot that i will show to at the end.We can control 4 motors with this module.Before moving towards the detail study and use about l293d Module read these posts about Why we use Motor driver and How to Control DC motors with L293d IC

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Step 1: Contents:

Introduction to L293D motor shield

L293D motor shield Pinout Configuration

Components List

Arduino Code

Step 2: Introduction to L293D Motor Shield

L293D is a Motor driver IC used to control motors with microcontroller. This motor shield consists of three IC's. We can control 4 motors with the shield so there are two L293d Ic's used. The shield is used for arduino Uno board.This shield can control servo's , Dc motors and stepper motors.The 2 L293D chips can control four motors with 0.6 A per bridge. The best thing about the shield is we don't need to write the whole function for driving a motor there is a special library for this module.we just recall some commands to run the motor.

The shield is created by Adafriut so you can read more specifications about the motor shield on adafruit website.

Step 3: L293D Motor Shield Pinout Configuration:

Here is the Pinout Configuration of the Module. Install the shield first on arduino board and check everything that works fine. There are four pins for Dc motors on Left and Right side. We can also connect stepper motors on these pins.

Read my Next post on How to make a Remote control Robot/CAR with L293D module.Here is the picture of Remote control Robot .


Step 4: Arduino Code

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