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Stacking Motor Shields
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Stacking Motor Shields

by FlatBlackVW on Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:46 am


I currently have a single 4 channel motor shield mounted and operating 2 rumble motors and 2 PC Fans. This is used for a racing simulator rig, and I would like to add atleast 4 more rumble motors, but need everything to be able to operate as independent channels. I know I could build a motor shield with the stackable headers, but I am not very comfortable soldering and do not want to mess it up.

My questions are:

Is it possible to buy a motor shield with the stacking headers already installed, which from my understanding should allow me to put that between the two boards I currently have and add 4 more motors?

If not, I see the 16 channel shield. Would that mount on my current Development board and be able to operate the 8 motors I want to use individually, with the ability to add up to 8 more? If so that may be my best solution going forward.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Stacking Motor Shields

by dastels on Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:35 am

The 16-channel shield ( ??) does not include motor drivers; it's for servo or LEDs.

You could try the job board to see if anyone would like to build and sell you a stackable motor shield. But my advice is to get comfortable with soldering. You will need to be if you are to do any amount of electronics work. See and for tips/techniques. Also, having a decent quality soldering iron will make the process more enjoyable and the result better quality.


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