The Ardumoto Shield is a user-friendly dual-motor controller for Arduino. When combined with an Arduino, it serves as a fantastic controller platform for RC vehicles or even small autonomous robots. The key component of the Ardumoto is the L298, a favored dual-channel motor driver, capable of driving up to 2A per channel. The board is powered from the same Vin line as the Arduino board and includes blue and yellow LEDs to indicate active direction. All driver lines are diode protected from back EMF.
Please note that the motors included in this kit are not compatible with the Wheel Encoder kit.
The SparkFun Ardumoto Shield Kit includes:
You can find the necessary documents for the SparkFun Ardumoto Shield Kit, such as the schematic, Eagle Files, Hookup Guide, Datasheet (L298), and GitHub here.