Is it possible to wire this motor shield designed for the Arduino up and get it to work for a Raspberry Pi 2?


  • You can get suitable L9110S or L298N based motor driver boards for a couple of GBP from eBay. That is what I'd do if I didn't already have such a shield.
    – joan
    Jul 8, 2015 at 18:51
  • Yeah, I was planning on doing that, I had already picked this one for something else. Didn't want to waste it. Jul 8, 2015 at 20:16

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It's likely that it can. The arduino produces 5V logic levels whereas the RaPi only uses 3V3 so that's the main worry but, the L298 spec (the H bridge device used on the shield) I believe allows TTL high levels of 2V to be used.

OK I've just checked and the high logic level requirements are a minimum level of 2.3 volts so either 3V3 logic levels or 5V logic levels are compatible.

Regards the efficacy of this shield, take a look at the L298 spec or read this question on SE.EE

  • As a novice, is this an achievable thing to do? Jul 8, 2015 at 13:13
  • I don't know - I'm not a novice and can't wear your shoes - what would seem easy to me might be a nightmare to you.
    – Andy aka
    Jul 8, 2015 at 13:14
  • Sure, I can see where you're coming from. Any docs or anything that would point me in the right direction would be much appreciated. - Just seen your edit, cheers! Jul 8, 2015 at 13:17

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