Control 2 12v gear motors

Like many here I am new to this forum and also the field of electronics and robotics.
I recently built a very basic two wheel drive robot with an Arduino UNO and an L298 motor controller to run my two 12 V gearmotors.
I controlled the bot with a basic analogue joystick.
While messing around I blew up the L298 and thought that I should probably look for a driver/controller that had a higher current rating that could still control my two motors.
I have been looking at the Dual G2 High Power
24v18 sheild but am unsure if I can use this controller with an Arduino UNO and still control two motors with a joystick, or if I will need extra/different motor drivers.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


The Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v18 Shield is compatible with the Arduino Uno. With the default connections, the shield will use two of your Ardunio’s anaolg input pins (A0 and A1), but that should still leave you with four other analog input pins you can connect your joystick.

- Patrick