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ThunderBorg - Overview

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ThunderBorg is a powerful dual motor control board for making awesome robots from your Raspberry Pi.

  • Control big or small motors
  • On-board 5V regulator powers the Raspberry Pi
  • Runs from any battery pack or power supply from 7V to 35V
  • Proper 5A output per motor connection
  • Speed control forwards and reverse
  • On-board voltage monitoring for attached batteries
  • Mounts directly onto most Rasbperry Pi models
  • Super bright LED capable of over 16 million colours
  • Plug in more boards to control up to 200 motors!
  • Controls 4, 5 or 6 wire stepper motors

Optional ThunderBorg Lid adds even more functionality.

  • A second super bright LED which can be independently controlled
  • 9V style connector for either AA battery packs or 9V batteries
  • Convenient power switch to disconnect the batteries
  • Enough room to sit a 10x AA battery pack
  • Pre-soldered directly onto the ThunderBorg by us :)

Most models of Raspberry Pi can be connected directly to the ThunderBorg without cables:

This includes:

  • Pi Zero (both v1.2 and v1.3)
  • Model B+
  • Pi 2
  • Pi 3

Any Raspberry Pi can be connected by cables instead, including older models of Raspberry Pi:

Raspberry Pis that need to be connected by cable:

  • Model A
  • Model A+
  • Model B rev 1
  • Model B rev 2

Also the on-board LED can also be set into battery monitoring mode, allowing you to see how much power your robot has left:

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Last update: Nov 10, 2017

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