3 DC Motor without Shield

is it possible using 3 DC motor without using quad motor shield? and how many dc motor can quad shield contain? is it 4? thanks.

*NB: i haven't tried it because i'm still confused am i going to use continuous servo or DC motor

Do you need bidirectional control of the motors? What were you going to use instead of a shield?

AWOL: Do you need bidirectional control of the motors? What were you going to use instead of a shield?

yes, i need the motors to turn different directions. maybe using protoshield or breadboard with transistors and different power supply. Can i or should i use some shield?

Building and debugging three H-bridges from scratch is tedious if there's a ready-made solution that works.

AWOL: Building and debugging three H-bridges from scratch is tedious if there's a ready-made solution that works.

so i just use quad motor shield instead of manual?

No, you should always read the manual.