I found this site for almost a year ago and I must say it is incredible! Full of useful information and creative, helpful people!
When I saw Chris the Carpenter driving around with Walter I just couldn't help my self wanting to be able to drive 2 * 12V motors with speed-control from a microcontroller. Think about what you can do! :D
Chris motor driver (witch is used in Walter) can be found here:
It was originally designed by BaseOverApex and modified by robologist.
I have to thank this community for its "open source"-minded thinking. It has ben fun and interesting reading trough the old posts on this site about making a big motorcontroller. Here are some of them:
This is my version of the motordriver designed by BOA (robologist mod).
Today I soldered the last parts on the board. I have just had time to test that channel A is working, but it feels so fantastic that it is working so I just had to post this.
The building process:
The plan in eagle cad. This is the second circuit I ever made, so it's not that fancy, but it works.
Cutting the PCB with a scrollsaw.
Ironing the pattern.
Soaking the paper.
Toner transfer complete
Etching the board!
Removing toner with acetone.
Board bottom side.
Components in place!!
Had an old oversized heatsink from an old amplifier.
Board complete, it is now in the "test, analyse and evaluate"-stage.
-And also a thanks to djhesit8, you know why! ;)
We might be seeing this board in action in the near future.