Arduino Mega 2560 Compatible Microcontroller Board
The Arduino Mega 2560 is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega2560. It 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.
*Note: This is not an original Arduino brand product, it is manufactured with the same components and functionality by a different manufacturer.
Specs: Microcontroller: ATmega2560 Operating Voltage: 5V Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V Input Voltage (limits): 6-20V Digital I/O Pins: 54(of which 15 provide PWM output) Analog Input Pins: 16 DC Current per I/O Pin: 40 mA DC Current for 3.3V Pin: 50 mA Flash Memory: 256 KB of which 8 KB used by bootloader SRAM: 8KB EEPROM: 4KB Clock Speed: 16MHz Weight: 35g Dimensions: 102 x 54 x 11mm
Includes: 1 x Arduino Mega 2560 Microcontroller Board (clone) 1 x USB Data Cable
The way i started was by buying a simple beginners kit like this one*
Then i went on analysing example codes such as blink, fade and button. Once i familiarized myself with these codes i understand the bare essentials and starting writing my own codes based on the information i exposed myself to.
Hello all, I have been doing RC for some time and I'd like to get into Arduino projects and learn some basic programming. Anybody have a good complete newbie tutorial on how to get started with Arduino? Also, what else would I need? Thanks,
One of the best tutorials i have found in my 2 years working on arduino projects is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxzA9_kg6s because it covers everything from basic led light up to serial/gps communication with integrated possessing to make cool displays to show the sensor data. I would recommend parts wise to get a servo,leds,resistor, potentiometers, a motor,buttons,ext in order just to learn the basics. Once you have that you can get just about anything and learn how it can be integrated with arduino.