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Octopus Motor Brick


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Octopus Electronic Bricks! You can use them build electronics projects just as easy as piling bricks! By using Octopus electronic bricks, you may connect Arduino or compatible boards easily with various digital, analog and I2C/Uart interfaces. These breadboard-less firm connections includes an extensive collection of modules like potentiometers, sensors, relays, servos, and even buttons.  Just plug and play!

OCTOPUS Motor Brick is a type of simple electronic building block, with a fan motor drive module! It can be used as simple Arduino teaching demo, convenient for  Arduino beginners to learn.


  • Power supply: 5V 
  • N-MOS IRLML2502TRPBF with high current driving capability
  • low-power fan motor
  • Working current 120mA
  • Working temperature -25 ~ 85
  • Size: 39.33mm×31.28mm

Quick Start

Hardware Connection

Connection note: Connect this module to the P16 port on OCTOPUS:BIT, insert the micro:bit board into the OCTOPUS:BIT and slide the switch to 5V.



Program link


When pressing button A, the mini fan begins to rotate; while pressing button B, the mini fan stops rotating.






Source Code

Please visit the ElecFreaks wiki page for more info about this product. It will be appreciated if you can help us improve the documents, add more demo code or tutorials.

Collections: ElecFreaks

Type: Octopus Electric Bricks