Getting Started with Maker Drive and micro:bit

Want to drive motor using micro:bit? Try this.

INTRODUCTION

Maker Drive is a dual channel motor driver which is designed for beginner. It can be interfaced with 1.8V, 3.3V & 5V logic controller like Arduino boards, micro:bit, Raspberry Pi and etc. This tutorial will share with you on how to get start with Maker Drive using micro:bit.

VIDEO

This video will show you on how to get start with Maker Drive using micro:bit.

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HARDWARE PREPARATION

Item used in the video

Wiring connection table

micro:bitMaker DriveDC MotorBattery
Pin 1Pin M2A  
Pin 2Pin M2B  
Pin 3Pin M1A  
Pin 4Pin M1B  
GNDGND  
 Terminal M1ADC Motor 1 
 Terminal M1BDC Motor 1 
 Terminal VB+ Positive
 Terimnal VB- Negative
 Terminal M2ADC Motor 2 
 Terminal M2BDC Motor 2 

Sample Program

This is sample code used in the video. I’m using Microsoft MakeCode.

Thank You

References:

  1. Microsoft MakeCode
  2. Maker Drive Datasheet

Thanks for reading this tutorial. If you have any technical inquiry, please post at Cytron Technical Forum.

 

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