arduino and dc motor. Is it possible?

Hello everybody!

Maybe this is a silly question, but I would like to ask if is possible to control a dc motor with arduino mini (pro 5v, Atmega 328) using a L293D motor driver.

I have to admit that I’m not exactly an expert but I’m already used to make some stuff with arduino.

I previously made a simple circuit with arduino duemilanove and I was wondering if is a good idea to adapted it to arduino mini. I want to make it small…

Any idea! Thanks in advanced! :wink:

Anne S.

I would like to ask if is possible to control a dc motor with arduino mini (pro 5v, Atmega 328) using a L293D motor driver.

Control is no problem, however you need to be aware of power current limits of your mini and utilize an appropriate rated external DC power supply for the motor/driver.

Lefty

The Adafruit motor control shield I bought recently uses two L293D chips. They are fine for small motors.