I got an L298 Motor Driver in the mail yesterday and was really disappointed that it looked like this
and not did not come in a DIP package like this
The reason I was disappointed was because the L298 cannot fit directly into a breadboard and was meant to be soldered. My simple solution to that was to bend the pins of the L298 so that its in a DIP package now and can fit in my breadboard.
Heres a picture of it :
And I also made this diagram for the "new" L298 DIP package :
Click the picture for a better view