This tutorial is for the now ancient V1 Motor shield. Chances are you have a V2, check out the tutorial https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-motor-shield-v2-for-arduino This tutorial is for historical reference and previous customers only!
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PCB Printed Circuit Board Adafruit 1

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IC1, IC2

L293D
Dual H-bridge

*See note on usage page for replacing with SN754410

L293D 2

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IC3 74HC595N
Serial to parallel output latch
74HC595N 1

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IC1' and IC2'

16 pin sockets (OPTIONAL!)

These are included in kits as of July 2010

Generic 2

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LED1

3mm LED, any color

Motor power indicator

3mm LED 1

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R1 1.5K resistor for LED1 1/4W 5% resistor 1

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R2 10K pulldown resistor
Brown, Black, Orange, Gold
1/4W 5% resistor 1

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RN1 10-pin bussed 10K-100K resistor network 100K resistor network 1

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C2, C4, C6 0.1uF ceramic capacitor Generic 3

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C1, C3, C5 100uF / 6V capacitor (or bigger) 100uF/6V cap 3

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C7, C8 47uF / 25V capacitor (or bigger) 47uF/25V cap 2

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X1

5-position 3.5mm terminal block

(Or a 3-position and a 2-position)

3.5mm terminals 2

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X2 2-position 3.5mm terminal block 3.5mm terminals 1

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RESET 6mm tactile switch 6mm tact switch 1

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PWR Jumper/shunt 0.1" jumper 1

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36 pin male header (1x36) Generic 1

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

This page (Parts List) was last updated on May 13, 2021.

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