This motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit allows two motors to be driven simultaneously with forward, reverse & stop control, making it ideal for designs such as buggies. It is based on the DRV8833 motor driver IC, which has built-in short circuit, over current and thermal protection.
The board includes an integrated Edge Connector slot for your BBC micro:bit to easily slot into. It also features external connections to the button A and button B inputs. This allows additional switches/inputs to be connected to the motor driver board and the state of these can then be read by the BBC micro:bit.
There are 2 additional inputs/outputs. These can be used for connecting a range of parts and can be used in either digital or analogue modes.
The board also produces a regulated 3V supply that is fed into the 80 way connector to power the inserted BBC micro:bit, removing the need to power the BBC micro:bit directly
The board has been designed so that the BBC micro:bit can be inserted either way around (facing forward or backwards) however if you wish to use the broken out pins the LED matrix on the BBC micro:bit must be facing them.
- Drive 2 motors with full forward, reverse and stop control
- Terminal blocks for easy connection of motors and inputs
- 4 inputs (2 analogue inputs and 2 provide external connections to Buttons A and B as inputs)
- Includes Edge Connector for the BBC micro:bit to slot into
- Provides regulated power to the BBC micro:bit
- Access the other BBC micro:bit pins easily and conveniently
- Ideal for designs such as buggies and other robotics projects
- Operating Voltage of 3V to 10V
- 1 x Edge Connector Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit - V2
- Length: 67mm
- Width: 61mm
- Height: 18mm
- 1 x BBC micro:bit
- 3V - 10V Power Supply
- 2 x DC Motors (that are compatible with the power supply used)
- 1 x Flat-headed Terminal Screwdriver
- Kitronik Custom Motor Driver MakeCode Editor Blocks (Use this URL to add them to the MakeCode Editor)
- Datasheet (English)
- Datasheet (French)
- Datasheet (Dutch)
- Datasheet (Danish)
- Datasheet (Swedish)
As of 09/02/2021 we are shipping the updated V2 version of this product with slight cosmetic changes to the original.