Beagleboard:BeagleBone Motor w/ NXT Connectors

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BeagleBone Motor w/ NXT Connectors

The BeagleBone Motor Cape with NXT Connectors gives BeagleBone boards the ability to drive different types of motors. This cape features TI motor driver DRV8833 that can drive up to eight DC brush motors at 500mA per motor. This Motor Cape is populated with NXT connectors to interface with Lego Mindstorm NXT devices.

Note: The BeagleBone Motor Cape with NXT Connectors requires to be powered via 5V barrel jack. Powering via BeagleBone's USB port will not work properly.

Note: The barrel power jack on the BeagleBone Motor Cape with NXT Connectors is rated at 2.5A. Refer to the schematic for option to provide more current.

Note: The BeagleBone Motor Cape with NXT Connectors is provided with NO software support. If you have any issue related to hardware please request an RMA at


Electrical Specifications

Power 5V via expansion connector
Number of Motors Up to 8 DC brush motors
Driver current 500mA per motor
Connectors Two 46-position stackable connectors
8 NXT connectors
LEDs Power LED
4 Error LEDs

Mechanical Specifications

Size 3.85" x 3.40"
Layers 4
PCB Thickness .062"
RoHS Compliant Yes


EEPROM Suport Yes
Board Name BeagleBone Motor w/ NXT Connectors
Version 00A1
Manufacturer BeagleBoardToys
Part Number BB-BONE-MOTOR-01
Pins Used 46


Open Source Yes
System Reference Manual No
Schematics PDF
PCB Files No
Gerber Files Yes
Bills of Materials Yes


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Manufacturer's Link

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