Ryan Walmsley, the programmer behind rastrack.co.uk, co-editor of Pi Weekly and organiser of the Stevenage Raspberry Jam has moved into the hardware arena with his Motor Controller Board. The budget-priced board is designed to do one thing, and do it well. It will run two DC motors at 0.5A each (or 1 motor at 1A) with 4.5-12V of power. The motors can be programmed to run in either direction and software PWM can be used to control speed.
He’s decided to run this through Tindie and the board can be got for $20, delivered (which is about £12.50, a very good price for a budget board). It does need some soldering, but looking at the board I can’t see anything being too complicated.
If you want something like this, please support Ryan. He’s done a lot for the Pi community and this young man deserves our support.
Here’s a rather shaky video of the board in action: