4. Using as a general-purpose motor driver
- 4.a. Assembly for use as a general-purpose motor driver
- 4.b. Board connections
- 4.c. Using the driver
TB9051FTG motor driver control lines and output signals are available via the set of pins along the left side of the board, which means this shield can be used as a general-purpose motor driver controlled by devices other than Arduinos. This section explains how to use the dual TB9051FTG motor driver shield this way and provides some basic information about the motor driver pins to help get you started. We also encourage you to consult the TB9051FTG datasheet (2MB pdf) for detailed pin descriptions, truth tables, and electrical characteristics. This shield is essentially a breakout board for two TB9051FTG motor driver ICs with additional logic circuitry to simplify the motor control, so the datasheet is your best resource for answering questions not covered by this user’s guide.