Arduino enthusiasts may be interested in a new piece of Arduino motor Shield created by Richard Willmott based in the UK, which and launched this week via Kickstarter with the aim of raising the £5,00o required to go into production.
The High Power H-Bridge Motor Shield for Arduino is equipped with a built in current sensing utilising the ACS712, and is capable of driving any DC motor up to 15Amp. What the video below to learn more about this useful Arduino Shield.
• Size: 70mm x 53mm x 20mm
• Input Voltage: 7 – 24V
• Max Output Current: 15Amp
• PWM: 0 – 99%
• Built in Allegro ACS712 Current sensor
• 50Amp, 60V, 6.8mohm Mosfets
• Wire Size Max: 12AWG
• Wire Size Min: 22AWG
The H-Bridge Shield has a built in Allegro ACS712 Current sensor, which can be utilised as a over current sensor to prevent possible damage or just to read the current flowing through a motor. Current sensing is though Arduino code and can be set to any over current value desired.
Jump over to Kickstarter for more details and to make a pledge via the link below.