Hookup Guide for the Qwiic Motor Driver

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The Qwiic Motor Driver takes all the great features of the Serial Controlled Motor Driver and mini-sizes them, adding Qwiic ports for plug and play functionality. Boasting the same PSOC and 2-channel motor ports, the QWIIC Motor Driver is designed to communicate over I2C, but UART is also available.

SparkFun Qwiic Motor Driver

SparkFun Qwiic Motor Driver


Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend you read over these tutorials before continuing.

Serial Communication

Asynchronous serial communication concepts: packets, signal levels, baud rates, UARTs and more!


An introduction to I2C, one of the main embedded communications protocols in use today.

Motors and Selecting the Right One

Learn all about different kinds of motors and how they operate.

Logic Levels

Learn the difference between 3.3V and 5V devices and logic levels.

Bi-Directional Logic Level Converter Hookup Guide

An overview of the Bi-Directional Logic Level Converter, and some example circuits to show how it works.

Serial Controlled Motor Driver Hookup Guide

Hookup guide for the Serial Controlled Motor Driver