I got a 6 AA cell pack. So I can basically get 8.2V.
I need to power an Arduino and 2 DC motors driven by a L293D.
My Arduino can accept 7V to 12V DC input and the L293D between 4.5v to 36V.
Can I simply deviate another line from the cell pack and feed the L293D with it? I want to do that because the load of the two DC motors can quickly be around 200mA/motor, the 5V input is 500mA max, I've got other things to feed with (one servo, an IR sensor, some leds and two other sensors) so I can quickly be higher than 500mA.
Something like this: