This chip contains two full H-bridges (four half H-bridges). That means you can drive four solenoids, two DC motors bi-directionally, or one stepper motor. Just make sure they're good for under 600 mA since that's the limit of this chip. They do handle a peak of 1.2A but that's just for a short amount of time. What we like most about this particular driver is that it comes with built in kick-back diodes internally so you dont have to worry about the inductive kick damaging your project or driver ...

Components REQD.:


1) IC L293D

2) DC Motor

3) 2 Pushbuttons

4) Jumper Wires

5) 6V Supply (4*AA)

6) 2 Resistors 1 kOhm