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Arduino Mega board

The first block to add when you start a new project: a development board. The ‘Todo’ list at the bottom of the screen will remind you to add one. Development boards are under Hardware'.

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The attributes of the Arduino Mega board-block are:

  • Name: By default the name is ‘mega’, but you can assign any name you want
  • On-board LED (on pin 13): By default ‘led1’ is filled in, but any other name is fine.
    • if you do not want to use the on-board LED, remove the name assigned here. You can then use pin 13 for other purposes. For example, as a system activity LED
Arduino Mega block
  • Source for LED: You can get back to this later, to add for example a blinker or a variable as a source.
  • Comment: An optional field for entering text.

Characteristics of the Mega

  • CPU: ATmega2560
  • CPU flash memory: 256KB
  • SRAM: 8KB
  • Analog inputs: 16
  • PWM digital output: 15
  • Digital I/O Pins (total): 54
  • Clock: 16 MHz

See also

Arduino Mega 2560 Rev3


Setting Description
Disabled To disable or enable this block.
Name A name for this development board.
On-board LED Variable name to use for the on-board LED on pin D13.
Source for LED Source for driving the LED.
Comment To optionally enter a comment.
It does not impact the generated firmware.