hi, i am planning to build an arduino obstacle avoiding robot. I have a spark fun red board which has similar features to the arduino uno but i was wondering if the SainSmart L293D Motor Drive Shield For Arduino Duemilanove Mega UNO R3 AVR ATMEL will work for the red board. If not, do you guys have recommendations. Thanks!
What sort of motors are you planning to use - DC motors, continuous rotation servos or stepper motors ?
I'm planning to use two gear motors.
ChallengedStudent: I'm planning to use two gear motors.
That was not one of the options I listed :)
I guess you mean a DC motor with a gearbox.
I will have to leave it to others to advise you about a suitable driver.