Arduino Mega on it’s way!

Category : Arduino, Electronics

This is a beast compared to the old Diecimila, well I’ll let the specs speak for themself. Diecimila specs in parentheses.

Arduino Mega specifications:

Microcontroller: ATmega1280 (ATmega168)
Operating Voltage: 5V
Input Voltage (recommended): 7-12V
Input Voltage (limits) : 6-20V
Digital I/O Pins: 54, of which 14 provide PWM output
(14, of which 6 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: 128 KB of which 4 KB used by bootloader
(16 KB (of which 2 KB used by bootloader)
(1 KB)
(512 bytes)
Clock Speed 16 MHz

Yepp, pretty much outclasses the old arduino 😀

My two Arduino projects

Category : Arduino, Electronics

Well, some months ago I bough a Arduino Diecimila. To put it simple it’s a little programmable electronic board, which has some inputs and outputs. Or to be more specific:

The Arduino Diecimila is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega168. It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button.

Anyhow, I started with some basic led stuff, like blinking leds etc. And after fooling around with that for some time, I decided to make a “landingstrip” of leds. The final outcome of that was the 8 mode selectable 10x leds strip.


Well you get the idea.

After that I made one ledstrip using almost all outputs for leds. The 12x led strip with six modes, and a potmeter to adjust speed. Also the potmeter is used to select modes when holding down the button.