Wednesday, August 5, 2009

MotorSheild to Max 5

This may be too simple of an example for some, but it shows how you can easily write a simple firmware for talking from Max to the arduino, specifically in order to control the motorshield from ladyAda. The max patch allows for control of all 4 motors and the 2 servos. Hopefully it is of use as a starting point.
I can't seem to get this running on my mega either, despite the fact that the library is supposed to be updated for it. Starting to wonder if I have mega issues....>

Developed with help from David Fodel.


  1. Hi there,
    I am quite new to arduino and maxmsp but i am looking for a way to run my motorshield as well as have access to the anlog inputs. Essentially i need to combine the abilities of "maxuino" and this motor shield driver that you posted.

    any suddestions are greatly appreciated


  2. Hi, the MAX patch looks great, exactly what I've been working on. I can't open the Arduino file though. Any chance you'd post the code to copy? many thanks

  3. try changing the extension to .ino or just open it in a text editor and then cut and paste...the code is veeeery old tho, I dont know how useful it will still be. Good Luck!

  4. thanks, realized my mistake, but thanks for the fast reply! great work over on your website.