To use this 4WD Car with Raspberry Pi, does it nee a motor shield?

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It will need something in order to drive 4 motors. You options are to use an arduino with a shield that can drive 4 motors. Or you can try and build an expansion for the PI that can drive 4 motors. The Raspirobot board by Simon Monk will drive 2, but you could easily use an arudino with a shield and just communicate with it via serial from the PI.

Hope this helps.


If you want to be able to turn the motors on and off individually, a PicoBorg would provide a nice cheap Raspberry Pi addon capable of driving such motors (they look nearly identical to the ones we sell here for use with PicoBorgs).

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