This is a breakout board for the L298N full-bridge dual motor driver; which comes in a staggered, Multiwatt package.
All pins of the L298N are broken out to a 15-pin 0.1" pitch header. Two mounting holes are also provided.
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Based on 4 ratings:
Wiring the L298N into a circuit without the breakout board was very difficult to do without errors. A 15 pin socket would be even easier.
............if the in line pins corresponded to the multiwatt pins I.E. pin 1 to pin 1, pin 2 to pin 2 etc.
I would have rated it higher if there were a few more soldering places for headers. Only having the one connection point for each pin means you have to jumper it off board. If you want to bridge the L298N or add protective diodes to the outputs, you need an additional board. Yes, it is a breakout board. Yes, it works. The price is fair and the quality is good. An additional 2 rows of 15-pin 0.1" header pads would be ideal. An additional suggestion, move the mounting holes left about 2-3mm and shave off the extra board on the right, so you can mount the multiwatt package and board flush to a heatsink surface.
For those like me who are new to a lot of the IC stuff, having this mini-breakout board spread things out and make them easier to organize is awesome. Definitely recommended for breadboarding with a L298N.