I recently purchased the Motor/Stepper/Servo Shield (https://www.adafruit.com/products/1438) knowing full well that it was not compatible with the code library for v1. However, v1 was no longer available, and the "Install Software" page associated with the newer hardware said that adapting the library "isn't difficult". I also purchased Michael Margolis' book Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot, which is written on the assumption that I am using v1 of the motor shield. My problem is that in my BattleBots-induced frenzy to make my own bot, I overlooked the fact that I don't have even the skills to conduct an internet search that could point me to the info I need to adapt the library. I've searched this site and the adafruit forums using terms like "AFMOTOR library" and "Adafruit motor shield compatibility", but keep getting directed to threads about writing my own library, which is way more sophisticated than my current capabilities. I went this route because I want to learn, so I'm not afraid of doing the work, but it looks like I don't even know where to start. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
Here is the hardware I have, in case it makes a difference: 4WD robot chassis (purchased on Makershed.com) Arduino Uno the shield mentioned above
The software for v1 is a library called "AFMOTOR", which I have installed. The software for v2.3 is in a library called "ADAFRUIT_MOTORSHIELD", and I have that library installed as well. I'm running Arduino 1.6.4 on Mac Os X Yosemite 10.10.4.