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Boosting the power of the Motor shield
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Boosting the power of the Motor shield

by shobley on Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:34 pm

Is it a viable option to route the output of the motor shield through some big mosfets or other high power switching transistors?

I'd like to handle a lot more amps and control a fairly heavy device.

Is this a straightforward procedure - or is it tricky?

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by adafruit on Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:27 am

if you need more than double, you are better off building a motor driver with different chips that are intended to power large motor

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by shobley on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:30 am

Is the output from the stepper library something that could be hooked up to this board?

http://www.kitsrus.com/pdf/k179.pdf

It looks like 3 wires, direction, gnd and step.
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by adafruit on Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:57 am

the library is specially designed for the shield and is unlikely to work with anything else

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by shobley on Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:07 pm

Darn!
:(
But servo still works without the shield right?
That looks like GND, 5V and pin 9 (and 10).

I could probably rustle something up to run the K179...

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by adafruit on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:11 pm

yes

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