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Maker Drive

Cytron Maker Drive: H-Bridge Motor Driver for Beginners, Maker Drive


The Maker Drive is a motor controller designed with the beginner in mind.


If you're new to motor control and need a straightforward solution for your robotics or DIY projects, this motor driver is the answer to your challenges.

Key Benefits:

  • Burn-Proof Design: Say goodbye to burnt out motor drivers due to reverse polarity issues. Maker Drive incorporates reverse polarity protection, ensuring your equipment stays safe.
  • Compact and Space-Efficient: Unlike bulky motor drivers with oversized heat sinks, Maker Drive maintains a compact form factor, measuring just 43mm(W) x 35mm(L) x 14mm(H).
  • Easy Testing and Troubleshooting: With built-in indicators and test buttons, Maker Drive simplifies circuit testing and troubleshooting. No programming is required; simply press the buttons to check motor functionality and direction.
  • Single Power Source: Thanks to a buck-boost regulator, Maker Drive can generate a stable 5V output from input voltages as low as 2.5V, eliminating the need for separate power sources for your controller. It can even be powered by two AA or AAA batteries or a single-cell Li-ion/Li-Po battery.
  • Regenerative Braking: Enjoy enhanced motor speed control with regenerative braking, ideal for applications like line following and precise speed management.
  • Stepper Motor Support: Maker Drive goes the extra mile by supporting stepper motors, expanding its versatility for a variety of projects.

Designed for mobile robots and perfectly paired with Maker UNO, Maker Drive empowers beginners to dive into robotics and electronics with confidence.

  • Dual-channel, Bi-directional control motor driver
  • Support motor voltage from 2.5V to 9.5VDC
  • Maximum current up to 1.0A continuous and 1.5A peak (less than 5 seconds)
  • 5V Output (200mA) to power the controller.
  • Inputs compatible with 1.8V, 3.3V and 5V logic (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc).
  • Solid-state components provide faster response time and eliminate the wear and tear of mechanical relays.
  • Regenerative Braking
  • Speed control PWM frequency up to 20KHz (Actual output frequency is the same as input frequency)
  • Dimension: 43mm(W) x 35mm (L) x 14mm (H)