Don’t limit your projects, think big, think MEGA! Genuino 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 To compare this board to the current, past or outdated boards see the Comparison Page.
|Digital I/O Pins||54|
|PWM Digital I/O Pins||15|
|Analog Input Pins||16|
|DC Current per I/O Pin||20 mA|
|DC Current for 3.3V Pin||50 mA|
|Flash Memory||256 KB|
|Clock Speed||16 MHz|
Genuino Mega 2560 is open-source hardware! These are the relevant files:
If you want more information about programming the Genuino Mega 2560 or how to interface hardware with it, please go to the Product Page. Genuino Mega 2560 is programmed, as all the other Genuino boards with the Software (IDE) that you can download for free. To find inspiration for what you can do with the Genuino Mega 2560, please visit the Genuino.cc Tutorials Page or take part in the community the lively discussions on the Forum.