It's time we introduce you to all the elements on the L298N Motor Driver. What are the names of the different elements and how are we going to refer to them.
- 23 Feb 2018
- Reverse Engineering, Raspberry PI, Motor Driver, Batteries, Basic, Learn At Home, Classes with students
Looking at the picture we have a total of 7 blue screwdriver connectors. These connectors are called PCB Terminals. That is the official name. You can search on the internet for it and you will see many other such terminals.
The two on the left are for motor A. In our case these will be used for the back motor that will drive the car forward and backwards. On the right, we have two other blue connectors that will be used for turning left and turning right.
There are four pins on this driver numbered 1 to 4. These are called input pins and they should be connected to the controller.
We know. We know. It is getting quite tedious with the new names. Only three more. We promise.
In the picture below, you could see 2 of the 3 jumpers that the motor driver has. They are highlighted. The jumpers simple connect the output PCB Terminals to the Input Pins.
We are not going it use them in any way during this course. The capacitors are the two large cylindrical elements.
Where there is current there is also heat. The goal of the radiator is to disperse this heat.
The driver from Below
Take a look at the driver from below. In the picture, you could see the out 1,2,3,4 highlighted.