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Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3

Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3
  • Vendor: Smart Projects
  • Vendor catalogue no.: A000067
  • Weight: 40g
  • Warranty (months): 24
Product no.: AD54
Price excl. tax: €38.90
Price (incl. tax): €47.07
No. items in stock: 18
Availability: In stock

Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3

Description: The Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3 is a successor of the famous Arduino Mega 2560 and Arduino Mega 1280 boards. In addition to all the features of the previous board, the Mega now uses an ATmega16U2 instead of the 8U2 found on the previous Mega (or the FTDI found on previous generations). This allows faster transfer rates and doesn’t require installing of any drivers on Mac and Linux (all you need on Windows is a simple .inf file). The new usb-serial converter also offers an ability to have the Arduino Mega show up as a variety of USB devices - keyboard, mouse, joystick, MIDI etc.

The Arduino Mega 2560 R3 is the latest in a series of powerful USB Arduino boards; for a comparison with previous board versions, see the index of Arduino boards.

This Arduino board is based on the powerful ATmega2560 and has 54 digital input/output pins (of which 14 can be used as PWM outputs), 16 analog inputs, 4 UARTs (hardware serial ports), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started. The Mega is compatible with most shields designed for the Arduino Duemilanove or Diecimila. It also has twice as much flash memory.

The Mega 2560 R3 also adds SCL and SDA pins next to the AREF signal. In addition, there are two new pins placed near the RESET pin. One is the IOREF that allow the shields to adapt to the voltage provided from the board. The other is a not connected and is reserved for future purposes. The Mega 2560 R3 works with all existing shields but can adapt to new shields which use these additional pins.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino board can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software on running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP). The open-source IDE can be downloaded for free (currently for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux).

In other words, the Arduino is great development tool intended for everybody who wants to easily and quickly create an own application. For example it could be a blinking LED but also a robot or even a system for controlling of the house central heating operated via GSM network. The possibilities are endless... There is a great article about Arduino Fever.

The main accessories for this Arduino board are USB Cable for the connection to PC, and DC Adapter if you need running of application independently.

 

Features:

  • ATmega2560 microcontroller
  • usb-serial converter built with an Atmel ATmega16U2
  • 7-12V Input voltage
  • 54 Digital I/O Pins (14 PWM outputs)
  • 16 Analog Inputs
  • 40mA DC current per I/O pin
  • 50mA DC current for 3,3V pin
  • 256k Flash Memory
  • 16MHz Clock Speed
  • fully CE certified with pending FCC certification

 

Dimensions: 108 x 53 x 15 mm

References:

Replaces: Arduino Mega 2560

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