Introduction: Arduino Motor Control Kit

The aim of this project is to make a Arduino Motor Control Shield, that is cheap, ergonomic and easy to make. I was thinking, why not use cardboard instead of a pcb, after all its easy to use for almost everyone!

The Motor plugs into the green screw terminals, and the shield is powered by 1 9V battery. You could also stack 2 shields and share one battery to power 2 motors without bulk.

PS im 15 years old

Step 1: Parts List!

So here is what you need. About 5$ max in parts from Radio Shack

1 Transistor (I use 2N2219)
100 OHM Resister
1 Piece Cardboard
1 Screw Terminal
1 9V Snap
Misc Wire
Basic Soldering Stuff

Step 2: Cut the CardBoard

Put the cardboard on the Arduino and cut out a shape that fits on like a shield, put 2 dots, one for ground and one at an digital PWM Pin, then punch out the holes.

Step 3: Wiring!

Put the parts through the cardboard, and wire it up in the back(IGNORE THE DIODE) , test then solder

Make sure the output pins fit when put on the arduino

Step 4: Programming

Here comes the fun part!

Screw in you motor, and attach your shield to the Arduino

If you dont want to figure out this yourself, then here is a simple code I made for you guys:


int rowPin1 = 11

void setup() {

pinMode(rowPin1, OUTPUT);

void loop()

digitalWrite(rowPin1, HIGH);
digitalWrite(rowPin1, HIGH);
digitalWrite(rowPin1, HIGH);


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