Motor Controller for 37D Motors


I am looking for a recommendation to run a pair of these motors:

Was thinking about this:

But then the encoder feedback would have to go to and be processed by the micro (Arduino), right?

From what I see the RoboClaw ( would be able to provide the power I need for these, and take care of the encoder feedback, correct?

Thanks in advance!


Yes, you are correct. If you were to use the Pololu Dual VNH5019 Motor Driver Shield for Arduino, the Arduino would have to process the encoder feeback, which would use most of your I/O pins. If you wanted to do more than drive the motors, the RoboClaw would afford you more flexibility, in that it would process the encoder feedback, leaving you with significantly more I/O pins on the Arduino.