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The SparkFun Ludus Protoshield is an Arduino compatible shield
designed to make connecting motors and sensors to your Arduino-based
development board as fast and easy as possible. Each Ludus shield has
been equipped with a small prototyping area for quick integration of
Arduino projects without the need of a separate breadboard. Simply
assemble what you need in the prototyping area, attach this shield to
your Arduino, and you will be up and running in no time. The SparkFun
Ludus Protoshield was developed by our Education department to help
teach any interested individual the dynamics of motor control through
the Arduino IDE and was lovingly named after their very own mascot.

The heart of the Ludus ProtoShield is an H-Bridge Motor Driver. This
allows the ProtoShield to drive two DC motors at once in both
directions and brake electronically. The TB6612FNG H-Bridge Driver is
rated up to 1.2A per channel at 13V which means it will drive a fair
variety of hobby motors ranging in power. This Ludus board also
features PWR and GND rails alongside the GPIO pins. Not only does this
help you to avoid the common inconvenience of running out of GND and
PWR pins, but because the pins are arranged with PWR in the center,
plugging in servos is a snap! The PWR rail can even be switched
between 5V (from the Arduino's voltage regulator) and Vin using the on
board slide switches. These features make the SparkFun Ludus
Protoshield ideal for small rover-style robots.

This specific Ludus Protoshield includes an I2C header that has been
laid out so that you can plug in a device such as a magnetometer or a
9DOF sensor. With these sensors it's possible to set up a a nice a
reliable navigation system.


* TB6612FNG H-Bridge Driver
* Prototyping Area
* I2C Header
* Arduino R3 Layout


* Design Files & Example Code @GitHub [1]



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General information

Manufacturer SparkFun
Product type Electronics modules
Item number5998911
Manufacturer no.DEV-13310

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Warranty 24 month Bring-in
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