A couple of years ago, I started wanting to learn more about micro-controllers. This led me to want to make my own robot, which then led me to Arduino. Then I wanted to make something move. It was then that I learned that in order to control a motor, I would need a H-bridge.
I had to learn quite a bit in order to make something that worked, and then I had to go that extra step to make something that could be used on different vehicle platforms a little more seamlessly. The first one I made wasn't very user-friendly.
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Step 1: Materials Needed
1 - Project PCB board, Radio Shack,
1 - Mini breadboard, Sparkfun, http://www.sparkfun.com/products/7916
1 - Long pin headers, Sparkfun,
1 - PCB board screw terminals, Radio Shack
1- SN754410, Sparkfun, http://www.sparkfun.com/products/315
1 - Hookup Wire, Radio Shack or Sparkfun, (I use stranded wire, not solid)
Total approx. cost = around $10.00-$12.00
Loads of fun = priceless!