This tutorial is for the now ancient V1 Motor shield. Chances are you have a V2, check out the tutorial This tutorial is for historical reference and previous customers only!

First Install the Arduino Library

Before you can use the Motor shield, you must install the AF_Motor Arduino library - this will instruct the Arduino how to talk to the Adafruit Motor shield, and it isn't optional!

Open up the Arduino library manager:

Search for Adafruit Motor library and install it. Make sure it is the library for the V1 motor shield.

We also have a great tutorial on Arduino library installation at:

This guide was first published on Aug 27, 2012. It was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

This page (Library Install) was last updated on Mar 08, 2024.

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