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Mega 2560 R3 (Arduino-Compatible)

SKU: 018-MEGA-R3

$24.41 AUD, inc GST
$22.19 AUD, exc GST

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Mega 2560 R3 (Arduino-Compatible)
24.41 AUD

SKU: 018-MEGA-R3

$24.41 AUD, inc GST
$22.19 AUD, exc GST
9 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, ships today if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Mon, 24th of Jul
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If you're looking to level up your Arduino project, the Mega 2560 is a great place to start. It's based on the Atmega2560 chip which provides a huge number of IO pins and functionality:

  • 54 Digital Input/Output pins (14 with hardware PWM capability)
  • 16 Analogue Inputs
  • 4 UART ports
  • USB connectivity
  • ICSP header

Whilst being a much larger and more capable board, the Mega2560 still clocks at 16MHz, just like the Uno, which means it won't run faster than a Uno, but you do get a lot more functionality to use within those 16MHz. Something to note about the Mega2560 is the use of a 16U2 which is programmed as a USB-serial converter rather than a standalone FTDI chip as many previous Arduino boards used.

This is the revision 3 model board which contains the following changes:

  • 1.0 pinout: added SDA and SCL pins that are near to the AREF pin and two other new pins placed near to the RESET pin, the IOREF that allow the shields to adapt to the voltage provided from the board. In future, shields will be compatible both with the board that use the AVR, which operate with 5V and with the Arduino® Due that operate with 3.3V. The second one is a not connected pin, that is reserved for future purposes.
  • Stronger RESET circuit.
  • Atmega 16U2 replaced the 8U2.

Tech Specs:

  • 100% compatible with genuine Arduino Mega2560
  • Operating Voltage: 5V
  • Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V
  • Input Voltage (limits): 6-20V
  • 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: 8 KB
  • EEPROM: 4 KB
  • Clock Speed: 16 MHz

*Note that this is a generic Arduino Compatible board, however, we stock the genuine Arduino Mega2560 as well*

What's in the Box:

  • Arduino compatible Mega2560 board
  • USB cable

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Product Comments

Customer Reviews

  1. Review by dave verified purchaser

    fast sevice (Posted on 22/06/2017)

  2. Review by Monty verified purchaser

    Arrived as described, works perfectly. (Posted on 26/05/2017)

  3. Review by keith verified purchaser

    Prompt delivery (very) tested good, excellent service, an impressive site and system, follow up, very personal, a refreshing difference.
    Well done. (Posted on 26/10/2016)

  4. Review by Robin verified purchaser

    Purchased the Mega to construct a DCC++ controller for railway moddelling. Haven't put it together yet. Will have to pass on this for the time being.

    Robin J (Posted on 6/10/2016)

  5. Review by Danial verified purchaser

    im only a beginner but have not found a fault in any on these i have purchused, fast shipping which is great (Posted on 4/07/2016)

  6. Review by Greg verified purchaser

    This is great Arduino for ah-hoc projects, recommend the proto shield to go with it. (Posted on 4/05/2016)

  7. Review by Lian - just like the original verified purchaser

    This Arduino Mega clone looks and works just like the original, at least for my purposes of running a modified version of the PulseAmped code for a pulse sensor and controlling leds using the PWM pins. Also great service by Core, for providing the more expensive Arduino when they ran out of stock on the clone, but did not charge me the full price. This meant I got the gear on time for a public event, so am very grateful. (Posted on 16/08/2014)

  8. Review by Nathan - Great buy verified purchaser

    As a complete beginner in the world of electronics, I decided to purchase this clone rather than the much more expensive original, as I wasn't sure how well I would go with it.

    The order arrived fast and was packaged well. Everything that I ordered was delivered exactly as shown on the site without any problems. Shopping online is a little hit and miss sometimes, so its nice to have a good experience.
    (Posted on 11/01/2014)

  9. Review by Justin - Another great unit

    Another great unit at an excellent price. My board works great. I'll be back again. (Posted on 25/10/2013)

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