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Arduino MEGA is made of win

Filed under: Arduino,Hacking — jet @ 13:34

and it’s rather large.

Something that has continually bugged me about the various flavors of Arduino is the number of pins that there are not 8 of. As in, 5 analog pins or 6 PWM pins or whatever. I end up adding multiplexors so I can drive 8 PWM outputs or read 8 sensors or what-have-you.

Arduino MEGA fixes all my problems, at the cost of size and a few extra $$$:

PWM: 14 pins, I’ll try not to complain about it not being 16

Analog Input: 16 pins

Thanks to all the extra I/O, I was able to ditch a specialized, $25 PWM controller and some support hardware and move my entire project from a pc board to an Arduino MEGA shield.

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