Can I drive a motor from the Adafruit Flora?


#1

Hi, I have an Adafruit Flora board and I am loving the size of this tiny board! I have done the blinking Neo Pixel thing and was now wondering if I could drive a motor from this board?


#2

On the Adafruit pinout page they recommend pulling no more than ~100 mA from the 3v3 regulator, which probably isn’t enough for a motor, and I don’t know of any microcontroller which can drive one directly from the I/O pins. I think you’d need a motor driver plus some sort of additional power source.