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Make: Technology on Your Time Volume 31 by Mark Frauenfelder

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A CELEBRATION OF AMAZING CREATIONS AND THE PARTS THAT MADE THEM POSSIBLE.

PROJECTS IN MOTION

How to use a few simple parts to get your projects moving.

People new to electronics and robotics are often surprised to learn that, besides your project’s “brain” (the microcontroller), you usually need a special support board to drive motors. These boards are called motor controllers and they can be anything from a simple circuit (which we’ll talk about here) to elaborate systems that can adjust torque on the motor, guard against overloads and faults, and perform other sophisticated control features.

Motor Basics

In hobby electronics, three main types ...

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