I am trying to figure out the most efficient/logical way to drive four or five individually controlled DC Motors. I am hoping to control both direction and speed.
Motor Specs are:
12V, 300mA free run, 5A stallhttp://www.robotshop.com/pololu-12vdc-350rpm-29-1-metal-gearmotor.html
The project is an instrument that controls these 4 (maybe more) motors with potentiometers. I am attempting to not use pre-made motor drivers/shields to save money. I am getting lost in the language of H-Bridges and Mosfet Drivers. If anyone has the heart to help by telling me their recommendations for circuits/schematics, I would forever be indebted to you!