October 17, 2012

Ardumoto Motor Driver Shield Library

Github page, SparkFun page

Arduino Ardumoto Library

Arduino library for the SparkFun Ardumoto Motor Driver Shield

Overview:

This library simplifies the usage of the SparkFun Ardumoto shield in Arduino projects. This motor shield controls two DC motors with a L298 H-bridge that can drive up to 2 amps per channel.

More info: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9815

Features:

  • Set the motor at a desired speed: range -100 up to +100
  • Brake the motor
  • Change the motor speed slowly

Library Usage:

  • Download the source
  • Place the “ArdoMoto” folder in your Arduino1.0+ “libraries” folder
  • Open example sketch: “file”, “Examples”, “Ardumoto”, “SetSpeed” (or “Braking” or “SlowChange”)
  • Connect the shield (and connect Vcc and GND on the shield to an extra power supply )
  • Compile & upload code
  • The motor should be running as described in the examples