Connecting a Continuous DC Motor to Crickit

The Crickit drives up to two DC motors via the Motor connections.

Each motor can go forwards or backwards from 0 to 100%.

Let's start with a single motor. Your DC motor will have two wires.

Connect your two motor wires to the Motor 1 connectors. For now it does not matter which color wire goes in which Motor 1 slot.

 

The connections are the same for the Crickit for Circuit Playground Express, Crickit Wing for Feather, Crickit for micro:bit, and Crickit HAT.

Don't forget to also plug in the USB cable to your Circuit Playground Express for programming, and a battery pack or 5V wall plug to the DC jack on the Crickit

Please see the following pages on how to program DC motor movement on Crickit in either Microsoft MakeCode or CircuitPython.

This guide was first published on Jul 04, 2018. It was last updated on Jul 04, 2018.
This page (Use a Continuous DC Motor Now) was last updated on Sep 23, 2020.