Hi Arduino world,
I am working solo on a project, and would really like to have someone confirm my schematic before I buy the parts. I have studied the datasheets for everything, so I think this setup should work. I'd really appreciate any comments on this basic layout. I should note that I don't need to do any PWM switching on the solenoids.
Here's what I'm trying to do:
-control 12 solenoids (12v 10w push) from the arduino for use as a percussion instrument. The solenoids should actuate quickly off-on-off to get a nice percussive sound. Each solenoid will only be actuated once every 5 seconds maximum.
Here's my proposed schematic to do this:
-Arduino using its 12 digital outputs
-2 sparkfun power driver shields (each has 6 inputs) ( SparkFun Power Driver Shield Kit - DEV-10618 - SparkFun Electronics )
-1 12-volt power source powering the power driver shileds
-12 solenoids (12v 10w push) powered by the sparkfun shields (6 solenoids per shield)
Here is my schematic image:
Any comments appreciated!