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16  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Interfacing / Re: trying to build the arduino motor shield on: August 31, 2008, 07:27:45 am
Hi Nikos, I bought the same shield as a kit from pcb-Europe, as an absolute newbie to things Arduino I am also struggleing a bit however........

Yes one sheild will drive two motors, in a bi-directional fashion.
E1 and E2 are i/o pins from the chip and are not used.
The two LEDs for the switches should be fitted like this, LED1 has its flat toward SW1, LED2 has its flat towards the edge of the PCD, away from SW2, pressing either of these SWs will light its corresponding LED and place a low on the input pins of the Arduino.
I can't find any sketches yet that go with this shield, and make use of these switches.
The flat capacitors are not polarised and can be fitted either way.
The four pins are for the motors. and are simply 1+2 motor 1, 3+4 motor 2.
The adavantage of the sheild is that it is all wired up for you just add power,motors and your own software(or someone elses, but there is nothing to stop you building the same cicuit on a breadboard you don't need the switches if you don't want them.
17  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Re: NE England Workshops and Meeting on: December 22, 2008, 07:40:54 am
It's a bit far from Birmingham to Newcastle for me. :-[
18  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Workshops / Re: Milton Keynes, UK on: March 07, 2009, 11:54:33 am
I used to go to MK often, if there was sufficent interest I would make the effort to come down.
19  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / News / Re: Single-page Arduino Cheat Sheet on: December 27, 2010, 01:12:41 pm
Really impressed, my only grumble being an oldie is that my eye's aren't quite up to it, I could do with a two page version so's I don't have to squint.  :'(
20  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Frequently-Asked Questions / Re: nuelectronics.com vouch on: August 31, 2008, 07:51:41 pm
Interesting this, I have bought Arduino parts from Italy,UK, and the USA, I wonder if we are wasting money on postage when the parts are available in the country we live in?.
I never even knew of the existance of nuelectronics and I live in the UK, perhaps some sort of register could be set up with suppliers.
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