Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3
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$45.95

Think big, think Arduino Mega! Designed for your most ambitious projects which require additional
pins and  extra memory.

Overview

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.

Technology

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 To compare this board to the current, past or outdated boards see the Comparison Page.

Microcontroller ATmega2560
Operating Voltage 5V
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
SRAM 8 KB
EEPROM 4 KB
Clock Speed 16 MHz


Documentation

Arduino MEGA 2560 is open-source hardware! These are the relevant files:

Schematics - Reference Design - Board size

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.
To find inspiration for what you can do with the Arduino Mega 2560, please visit the Arduino.cc Tutorials Page and take part in the community the lively discussions on the Forum.