Hi, I am new to this forum and apologize in advance if I am repeating a question. I've done some browsing on the old website and couldn't find a definite answer to my question.
I am planning on building a robot platform. So far I have: 1. Arduino Uno 2. Tamiya 70168 Double Gear Box 4-Speed http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/114 3. 70108 Tracked Vehicle Chassis http: http://www.robotcombat.com/products/0-70108.html
I am new to this and understand that driving the Mabuchi motor FA-130 from my Arduino would fry it. I'm looking into how I want to control it, and am debating on just buying a Arduino Motor Shield off of Amazon.
My questions are: 1. Does anyone know if I could make this work right off the bat by just wiring it all up? 2. Should I look into external power supplies, besides what is provided by Tamiya? 3. Is there a cheaper solution to what I want to do?
Thanks in advance, have a great day!