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Created Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:52:01 +0000 by Solo123


Sun, 04 Nov 2012 16:52:01 +0000

I want to make a microcontroller that can power up to four motors. However, I was deciding between an Uno32 vs the max32 chipkits. I'm not sure which one I should purchase. I was told that the Uno32 would need shields in order to work, but the motor shields are not compatible with it, and that I would need to hack a library or something. That is why I was thinking of switching to the max32.. because it does not require motor shields. I don't understand though.. why do I need a motor shield? Can't I just get the motors to work without the shield? Also, I need it to provide a heating component. Which one do you think would withstand my requirements? It should also be able to sense temperatures.. but agian I was told I would need another shield? I don't understand..

Jacob Christ

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:55:38 +0000

If you need a shield for the Uno32 to run a motor then you will need one for the Max32 as well. And I'm going guess, unless your motors are really really small, you going to need a shield of some to drive the motors.

The same is going to be true for your heating component.