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Topic: Trouble connecting Seeed Motor Shield without mounting (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

jduran400

Mar 29, 2013, 08:17 pm Last Edit: Mar 29, 2013, 08:20 pm by jduran400 Reason: 1
Hi I'm making an RC car that will track a color and keep its distance, right now i cant seem to use the Seeed Motor Shield V1 to control my 2 dc motors without mounting it, so I can't connect the ping sensor and cmucam4.  I thought of using stackable headers but there were none at any radio shacks nearby or electronics stores i called, i ended up buying jumpers with header pins that should work but the LED's on the motor shield are dim and the motors won't spin.  I am powering the Arduino(Mega 2560 R3) and motor shield separately and it doesn't work like this, but it works when mounted like a shield.  From the site I would imagine that only pins 8-13 are needed.  If anyone has any suggestions or has done this I would appreciate some help, I've tried searching on forum and google but didn't find anything.
http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/motor-shield-p-913.html?cPath=132_134

http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Motor_Shield_V1.0

edit: i don't know if this is the right section for this question, if not please let me know and i will move it.

jeffmorris

Try connecting 5VDC and GND between Arduino and shield.

jduran400

Thanks, I had tried it before but just to be sure i tried it again and it worked, so i might have a bad jumper, how would you suggest i hook up the ping sensor to arduino aswell

Tmz1313

hey couldn't you use the digital pin like 5 or 6 and have a female connector that goes into the groove connector to that pin?

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