First of all, this might be a newbie question, but I'm just getting into hobby electronics and robotics, so this is all very new to me. Anyways, I'm looking at the data-sheet for an L293 IC, which shows some of the pins as "heat sink and ground". Does this mean I should avoid using this IC on breadboards, or is it something I don't need to worry about? Should I add a heat sink to the IC to further reduce heat issues, or does the pin heat sinks do the job fine? The IC is going act as a H-Bridge and run motors with the following characteristics:
Voltage = 12 V No-Load Current = 3.5 mA Normal Load Current = 120 mA Stall Current = 360 mA
In case you think the IC is a bad choice, I should let you know that electronic components aren't easily accessible where I live, which means I take the closest I can get.