Hi all, I am making a robot which uses IR to detect objects and turn left or right accordingly.(It is not a big robot with PIC controllers and stuff ) I am using a IC 555 in monostable mode to run the motor for 5 sec. The whole thing runs on 5v and the output from the IC was amplified using 2 NPN transistors as a Darlington pair, but after that i tried to run my motor but it didnt run so i checked the amps the motor draws and the amps my IC is able to deliver and i found out that my motor takes about 14mA and my IC gives about 13mA. I need help from all of u in making my IC deliver 14 or 15mA at best, as i have already mentioned i am using a darlington pair for amplification and i need a better amplification of the current. I thought about the op-amp but i am not good at it, so i need ur help in this. Thx in advance.