March 16, 2009 AT 7:11 pm

Arduino Mega, first look

This appears to be the first photo of the Arduino Mega “in the wild” via HaD. There’s no pricing yet.

The specs seem to be:

  • 128KB of Flash
  • 4KB RAM
  • 53 IO
  • 4 HW UARTs
  • 14 PWMs
  • I2C bus
  • 16 Analog Input pins

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  1. Wow, that’s some pretty amazing specs. I just finished building a Sanguino and have an Illuminato on the way, for their extended I/0 ports and flash/RAM….

    Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to get this too! =)

  2. ‘duinos are like chocolates, you can’t just have one!

    Any idea on the clock rate?

  3. Wow, that would make a pretty serious entry level home automation controller. Add an Ethernet stack and you could use it as self monitoring security system with email alerts. It would SMOKE ADI’s Ocelot piece by a LONG shot.

  4. Oh! It’s better than wiring board~
    Maybe sometime we can have all AVRs in the name of Arduino.

  5. I want it!!!!! Gimmi gimmi gimmi!!!

  6. Damn, they stick with the original formfactor with the misplaced pinheader for pins 8-13. when are they finaly going to correct that…

  7. Well the first good picture, I published one on my blog a couple of days before that during Ignite at ETech when Tom announced it… 😉


  8. simon, they never will correct the misalignment in 8-13, because that would break backwards-compatibility with all the existing shields. http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/BugsDiscussion

  9. sean, the specs for the 1280 say max clock rate 16MHz.

  10. Thanks adafruit

  11. <homer>Mmmmm. Mega</homer>

  12. Does any of the Arduino’s support more than 10bit analog? I’d like to see more than 1024 for better resolution.

  13. Isn’t this like the Robostix?

  14. Have you seen Paul Stoffregons Teensy++ yet?


    (dumb name great board).

    At $25 it should be a contender

  15. Ouch! 72 bucks. Like wiring only different somehow…


  16. And of course the “other” contender for the Arduino Supercomputer of the year award – the Illuminato:


  17. Can Arduino Mega use with Ethernet Shield or XBee Shield??

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