I just wanted to point out one interesting fact that I’ve found recently.
I bought the L298n breakout board from Amazon for under 3$ and have been using it to run stepper motors, namely nema17.
But I just realized that I can run a gimbal BLDC motors as well!
It has more or the less the same power ratting as the L6234 up to 4amps. I have not seen it being used or advertised in this context but it definitely should
I am starting to think I should design a board around l298n with current sensing and make it a very interesting low-power motion control board. You could run:
- Gimbal BLDC motor
- Stepper motor
- 2xDC motors
With two inline current sensors we could have a torque control for all of the motors.
But even without fancy (current sensing) shield, this board is everywhere and basically for 3$ you can run a SimpleFOClibrary for stepper of BLDC motor on it. I am impressed!