H Bridge IC

I am looking to start a tracked vehicle project and need to get an H Bridge to control two small 3V DC motors. I am considering the L293 is this OK ?? Also is there anything that would suffice that i could find at a local radio shack else i guess i will need to order from mouser or digi key.

The 293 is a perfect choice. It's cheap, readily available, easy to use and pretty robust. I'm just soldering one in place right this moment. ..!

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Thanks will do !!!

Hey guys I'im also using the L293, and had a question how can i keep the ic from getting so hot?

In the datasheet, you find a way to put a metal piece on the 4 ground pins.