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Don’t limit your projects, think big, think MEGA! The Arduino Mega 2560 has been designed with bigger and more ambitious projects in mind. The large number of analog and digital pins, together with a larger memory makes it ideal for devices like 3D printers and other demanding applications. Backward compatibility with existing shields and sketches is provided, but other shields target the Mega specifically, exploiting the full potential of this board.
The Mega 2560 is a board based on the 8-bit AVR microcontroller ATmega2560 by Atmel. It has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 15 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports). It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable. The Mega 2560 board is compatible with most shields designed for the Uno. To compare this board to the current, past or outdated boards see the Comparison Page.
|Input Voltage (recommended)||7-12V|
|Input Voltage (limit)||6-20V|
|Digital I/O Pins||54|
|PWM Digital I/O Pins||14|
|Analog Input Pins||16|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||40 mA|
|DC Current for 3.3V Pin||50 mA|
|Flash Memory||256 KB|
|Flash Memory for Bootloader||8 KB|
|Clock Speed||16 MHz|
Arduino MEGA 2560 is open-source hardware! These are the relevant files:
If you want more information about programming the Arduino Mega 2560 or how to interface hardware with it, please go to the Product Page.
Arduino Mega 2560 is programmed, as all the other Arduino boards with the Arduino Software (IDE) that you can download for free.
Arduino Uno Rev3 is programmed, as all the other Arduino boards with the Arduino Software (IDE) that you can download for free.
The Maximus AVRUSB v1.2 is the next revision of the original Maximus AVR USB board now using a PIC18F4550 processor with 32KB of memory for user hex and comes with a stylish outer casing. It is a compact USB key sized fully programmable USB development system ideal for applications in confined space or similar where a large USB development board is not needed or wanted. Hobbyist, developer and end user alike can easily make use of the Maximus AVR USB v1.2 programmable stick with simple plug and play programming and subsequent use. The Maximus AVR USB v1.2 integrates the necessary hardware needed to provide the the user an endless number potential uses ranging from virtual COM ports to frequency generators.
The Maximus AVR USB v1.2 is a very simple to use device for users of all abilities and skill sets from end users with no programming experience who would like to make use of the developers source code, to the developer creating the code and needing rapid uploading of code to the device for testing. Programming and upload of code to the device is simple and accessible to a wide range of skill bases, all that is required to use the Maximus AVR USB v1.2 programmable USB key is a PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7, a USB cable is not even required the Maximus AVRUSB v1.2 plugs directly in to a USB port!