I'm working on building my first robot. this is my first foray into DIY electronics. I already have an Arduino Uno, and I have ordered the Tamiya double gearbox here. My goal is to control the gearbox to move the robot, but from what I've already read, I need to have something between the Ardiuno and the motors. It seems like people have trouble doing that because the included motors are low voltage, so the Arduino motor shield won't easily work.
I'm looking for a clear solution to making this thing run, in the simplest way possible. One thing I'm considering is replacing the motors in the gearbox with these motors. If I do that, am I right in thinking I could run them from the Arduino motor shield?
If there is a simpler (or cheaper!) way of making it work than being stuck on the Arduino Motor shield, I'm game for that. I've just gravitated to that solution because it seems simpler as an electronics noob. (I haven't bought that shield yet.) But I'm really open to other solutions, so if you can, I'd appreciate the advice!