This is a breakout board based on LS7366R quadrature counter IC. The Triple LS7366R buffer board is designed to interface directly to an encoder output such as the hall-effect encoders on our IG32, IG42, and IG52 gear motors with hall effect encoder or optical encoders. Equipped with a SPI interface, the Triple LS7366R buffer board makes is simple to monitor the position of the motors, keep track of angular position, speed, total distance traveled, etc.. The Triple LS7366R buffer board can be configured to work with a quadrature output or a single pulse and direction.
There are a series of solder jumpers next to the encoder headers. These solder jumpers provide 1k pull-ups to A channel, and B channel inputs. For use with our hall-effect motors the solder pads need to be connected. The output of the encoder is grounded as it senses the rotating magnet. These 1k pull-ups are required to pull the signal high so that the encoder pulses return to 5V after the magnet passes the sensor. If you are interfacing with an optical encoder the solder jumpers must be left open.
This is a bidirectional level shifter used to step down or up signals from 1.8V to 5V range.
These heavy duty gear motors have a rated speed of 82 RPM and a gear reduction of 1:43. These geared motors feature encoders and serve as excellent robot motors, but work great for other uses.
SparkFun's minimal design approach to Arduino. This is a 5V Arduino running the 16MHz bootloader.
900 MHz Rubber Duck Antenna - SMA Male Connector