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Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi

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The Motor Driver HAT simply plugs directly into the top of a Pi board, offering true convenience for integrating motors into Raspberry Pi projects.

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Within Electronics and prototyping, incorporating motors will always greatly amplify the fun, since it not only adds an extra mechanical element into any project, but can also provide an incredibly wide range of functions due to the surprisingly diverse nature of motors. As such, this Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi is a must-have for anyone who loves to Make Raspberry Pi projects, as it simply plugs onto the top of Raspberry Pi Boards (like a Hat!) to drive two DC Motors for whatever motor-needs your project may have.

This motor driver HAT, in a similar fashion to all of Waveshare’s  Fantastic Products, is built to a high quality standard, with a great number of features that not only keep the module operating consistently at peak performance, but also protect the board as well as whatever gets connected to it. It offers convenient I2C interfacing to allow users a wide range of options for setting up and utilising the HAT, and this even allows for the Motor Driver HAT to be stacked in an arrangement of up to 32 of these Modules for a total of 64 motors. This simple but robust functionality is precisely why we think this is one of the most convenient and useful Pi HATs around, and we hope you like it as much as we do.

 

Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Voltage Input

– 6V to 12V DC  (VIN Terminals)                                       

  • Logic Voltage

– 3.3V DC

  • Output Current Max

– 3A

  • Control Interface

– I2C (In and Out)

  • PWM Driver

– PCA9685

  • PWM Support

– 16 Channel 12bit PWM Output: 40Hz to 1000Hz

  • Motor Driver

– TB6612FNG

  • Onboard Regulation

– Integrated MP1854 5V Regulator

  • Hardware Addressing Protocol

– 7bit Slave Addressing

– 1 Fixed / 5 Hardware Selectable / 1 Read/Write

  • Optional Hardware Address Pins  

– 5 (Selectable by Soldering Resistors)

  • Max Stackable Boards (HATs)

– 32

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility

– Raspberry Pi 4B | 3B+ | 3B | 2B

– Raspberry Pi Zero W | Zero | Zero WH

– Raspberry Pi Boards with 40 GPIO Headers

  • Weight

– 18g

  • Dimensions

– 30 x 65mm

 

Typical Applications for the Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi:

Whether you want to build your own RC car to terrorise the local stray cats, create a self-balancing table to impress drunk people at parties, or Make any other DC Motor based project with Raspberry Pi, there are few HATs that are more convenient or functional than the Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi. Stackable up to 32 times and featuring a good number of protection features for both your Pi and motors alike, Waveshare have once again proven that they know how to make Great Pi HATs for Makers.

 

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Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi

Motor Driver HAT for Raspberry Pi

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