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Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit

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DISCONTINUED - This motor driver board for the BBC micro:bit allows two motors to be driven with forward, reverse & stop control, making it ideal for designs such as buggies.

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5602£9.58
(£11.496 incl VAT)
£8.00
(£9.60 incl VAT)

Please note: this product has been discontinued and is present for reference only. It is not possible to buy this product.

This item has been replaced by Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit - V2.

This board provides a simple way to add motor driving capability to a BBC micro:bit. It allows two motors to be driven with full forward, reverse & stop control. It has terminal blocks to connect four input devices and a regulated 3V supply is fed in to the 80 way connector to power the inserted BBC micro:bit.

This makes it ideal for designs such as buggies (see below).

It includes an integrated Edge Connector slot for your BBC micro:bit to easily slot into. It also features external connections to the Buttons A and B inputs. This allows additional switches to be connected to the motor driver board and the state of these can then be read by the BBC micro:bit.

Get up to speed quickly. Example Microsoft TouchDevelop code and example connections in the datasheet (below).

Features:

  • 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.
  • Provide regulated power to the BBC micro:bit.

Contents:

  • 1 x Edge Connector Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit.

Dimensions:

  • Length: 67mm.
  • Width: 53mm.
  • Height: 18mm.

Video:

 

Requires:

  • 1 x BBC micro:bit.
  • 4.5 - 6V Power Supply.
  • 2 x DC Motors (that are compatible with the power supply used).
  • 1 x Flat-headed Terminal Screwdriver.

Resources:

Please note: this product has been discontinued and is present for reference only. It is not possible to buy this product.

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BBC micro:bit Line Following Buggy Build Instructions
This is a step by step guide to building the BBC micro:bit Line Following Buggy. The buggy uses two light dependant resistors to control a line following board on the bottom of the chassis to 'follow' black lines.
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BBC micro:bit Controlled Crane
This is a step by step guide to customising a toy crane to be controlled with a BBC micro:bit, using the Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit and the built-in accelerometer to detect tilt and turn motions.
Transferring a Program to the BBC micro:bit
After you've created your first program you'll need to compile it and transfer it to the BBC micro:bit. This process is very simple, and if you follow our guide you'll be up and running in no time.
Getting Started with the Touch Develop Editor
The Touch Develop Editor centres around a code keyboard, making it perfect for writing code on a touch screen device or by using your mouse.
Getting Started with Microsoft Block Editor
The Microsoft Block Editor is a drag and drop editor that provides a simple introduction to programming. Blocks snap together to build programs and are grouped by the type of function they do. When a group is selected, the commands in the whole group are highlighted and can be selected. It's a great introduction to programming for those with little or no experience.

Questions:

Posted by SILLE, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    Hi,

    If you create and account and then email us with your VAT number we can set you up to see pricing without VAT.

    Posted by Rob Haywood on Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Posted by Chris Carter, Friday, 2 September 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    Hello Chris, Input 1 or P1 isn’t linked to 3V’s, although the box use the same terminal block the two connects aren’t linked at all. The 3V’s powers the board and provides power for the BBC micro:bit, P! is an input/output pin that either sends or receives signals to the BBC micro:bit.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 2 September 2016
Posted by Geoff Sim, Thursday, 28 July 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    Hi Geoff, We don’t currently have a CAD file for the motor driver board. We are in the process of introducing a new version so it may be once this introduction is complete a CAD file might be created.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 28 July 2016
Posted by Barry Donaldson, Monday, 4 July 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
Posted by Stephen Birch, Thursday, 23 June 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    Hi Stephen, Currently the motor driver can only drive two motors, and as such we don’t have a product that can drive 5 motors.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Thursday, 23 June 2016
Posted by Steve Smythe, Monday, 9 May 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    You can use PWM with Pin 0 currently, the other three pins where motors are connected can’t use PWM. We are looking into the feasibility of using all PWM pins in future versions, however this is not going to happen in the near future. 

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Monday, 9 May 2016
Posted by Charlie, Friday, 6 May 2016 on product Motor Driver Board for the BBC micro:bit
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    Currently the only pin that can be used in this way is Pin 0, so you would be able to analogue write to pin0 and set pin16 low, connecting the positive of the motor to pin0. Unfortunately you can’t analogue write to pin16, pin8 or pin12. We are looking at altering this on a new version of the motor driver board so that all four motor pins can use the PWM function.

    Posted by Michael Lockhart on Friday, 6 May 2016

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