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Arduino for Beginners: Essential Skills Every Maker Needs by John Baichtal

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13. Controlling Motors

In this chapter, you’ll add to your motor knowledge by exploring motor control boards, which enable you to control and power all sorts of motors. You’ll then work on this chapter’s project, a BubbleBot that spreads joy and soap bubbles throughout the neighborhood (see Figure 13.1).

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FIGURE 13.1 Need more bubbles in your life? Okay, silly question. Of course you do.

How to Control Motors

We’ve already covered the basic motor types—steppers, servos, and DC motors. Now let’s talk about how you control them using an Arduino! The secret is that you have to use a motor control chip such as the L293D. It manages the flow of data ...

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