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Offline MangoBotTopic starter

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Motor Driver?
« on: July 24, 2009, 09:23:11 AM »
Is there a specific motor driver that I should use for these: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/1123 motors , I'm going to use two with the LM393 dual comparator chip for a line follower. Im going to use two CDS photoresistors for the sensors. Would This: http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/24http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/24 work for that? and should i put this in a socket?
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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 04:03:29 PM »
yes that will work fine. you can put it in a socket if you think something may go wrong in your circuit or you don't trust your soldering.
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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 06:34:14 PM »
yeah i dont really trust my soldering, im using a comparator chip so should i put the motor driver or comparator chip first?

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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 06:56:09 PM »
it depends where they're going. if you think you may burn them out rather use a socket.
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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2009, 10:11:24 AM »
it depends where they're going. if you think you may burn them out rather use a socket.
where they're going, can you clarify, do you mean what other components are hooked up to them?

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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2009, 12:07:21 PM »
pins 5 and 12 are ground so is that where is solder in the ground leads of the motor? 4 and 13 are the heat sink pins so is that where i wire the heat sink, sorry i dont know that much about heat sinks or pretty much IC's

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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2009, 12:48:32 PM »
it sounds like you're trying to build a "herbie", which is a microcontroller less robot that compares signals to go left or right

a basic "herbie" circuit is something like this: http://downloads.solarbotics.net/misc/herbie1.gif

i'd consider looking into it, google "beam herbie" if you want more information.

if you want information about how motor drivers work, look at the SoR H-Bridge tutorial, found here:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/schematics_h-bridgedes.shtml

motor drivers are basically H-bridges, read through that tutorial, it will give you a greater idea of what you need to do
use the google.  it's your friend.

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Re: Motor Driver?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 01:37:29 PM »
i found a circuit using the same motor driver

 


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