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ThunderBorg - Dual 5A Motor Controller with DC/DC & RGB LED

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ThunderBorg - Dual 5A Motor Controller with DC/DC & RGB LED
ThunderBorg - Dual 5A Motor Controller with DC/DC & RGB LED
ThunderBorg - Dual 5A Motor Controller with DC/DC & RGB LED
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It is mentioned that the Thunderborg is stackable. How does is works for more thunderborgs?
Why do I need it?
Hi, I'm new in electronics and trying to understand why would I need this kit if I'm controlling a motor. can the same objective not be achieved with a transistor? or is there something more this board provides which can't be achieved easily.
  • This board is far superior than a simple transistor. This board has a 5v regulator circuit to allow powering of your Pi from the same power source used for the motors. It also allows you to rotate the motors in both directions, something that can't be acheived with a single transistor. It also uses PWM to control the speed of your motors, a very power effeicent method of speed control. Has a battery voltage monitoring circuit.

    Take a look at the full list of features and specifications. Basically all of them cannot be done with a single transistor :)
    ModMyPi LTD
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ThunderBorg is a powerful dual motor control board for making awesome robots with your Raspberry Pi. ThunderBorg is designed to handle up to 5A per motor connection, so it's great for bigger-than-your-average-buggy projects and making awesome robots from your Raspberry Pi.

The ThunderBorg is used in our MonsterBorg robot kit.

All ThunderBorg versions include:

  • Control BIG or small motors.
  • On-board 5V regulator powers the Raspberry Pi
  • Runs from any battery pack or power supply from 7V to 35V
  • Proper 5A output per motor connection
  • Speed control forwards and reverse via PWM
  • On-board voltage monitoring for attached batteries
  • Mounts directly onto most Raspberry Pi models
  • Super bright 24 Bit LED capable of over 16 million colours
  • Stackable! Plug in more boards to control up to 200 motors!
  • Controls 2x DC Motors or 4, 5 or 6 wire stepper motors
  • Uses I2C SCK/SDA and 3.3V/GND pins for communications
  • Overheat protection, under voltage lockout, and short circuit protection.

We also have an optional ThunderBoard lid pack which comes with an additional:

  • A second super bright LED which can be independently controlled
  • 9V style connector for either AA battery packs or 9V batteries
  • Convenient power switch to disconnect the batteries
  • Enough room to sit a 10x AA battery pack
  • Pre-soldered directly onto the ThunderBorg by us.

For more information on how to get started making motors move and building robots with your ThunderBorg, check out the links below :)

Click here or on the "Related Articles" tab above for getting started guides, build instructions, code examples and more.

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