Arduino Mega 2560 Development Board (Compatible)

AED 70.00



If you're working on projects requiring numerous pins and prefer an affordable alternative to the Arduino Mega Genuine, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) is your ideal choice. Unlike the Arduino UNO, which offers only 20 pins excluding analog pins, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) provides a whopping 54 IO pins, conveniently available for immediate utilization upon purchase. With its expanded pin count, it offers greater flexibility and expanded possibilities for your projects at a fraction of the cost of the original Arduino Mega.


Package Includes:

  • 1 x Arduino Mega (Compatible)



  • Ample IO Pins: The Arduino Mega (Compatible) board offers an impressive 54 IO pins, which include digital and analog pins, providing extensive connectivity options for your projects.
  • Arduino Mega Compatibility: This board is fully compatible with the Arduino Mega Genuine, making it an excellent alternative for those who want similar capabilities at a more affordable price.
  • Enhanced Flexibility: With a higher pin count, this board allows you to connect a wide range of sensors, actuators, and other peripherals simultaneously, making it ideal for complex and multifunctional projects.
  • Expanded Memory: The Arduino Mega (Compatible) boasts more flash memory and RAM compared to standard Arduino boards, enabling you to store and run more complex code and data.
  • USB Interface: The board features a 16U4 USB interface, allowing easy programming and communication with your computer, making the development process more convenient.
  • Diverse Libraries and Community Support: Being Arduino Mega compatible, you can access a wealth of existing libraries and resources, along with a vibrant community of enthusiasts and developers to seek assistance and share knowledge.
  • Versatile Power Options: The board supports various power supply options, from USB power to an external power source, ensuring flexibility in different project scenarios.
  • Built-in Regulators: The onboard voltage regulators ensure a stable power supply to different components, protecting them from voltage fluctuations.
  • Durable Build: Constructed with quality materials, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) board is designed to withstand rigorous usage and provide long-lasting reliability.





The Arduino Mega (Compatible) emerges as the optimal solution for projects demanding an extensive number of pins, surpassing the limitations of the Arduino UNO with its modest count of 20 pins, inclusive of analog pins. In stark contrast, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) showcases an impressive array of 70 IO pins, primed for immediate utilization upon unpacking. This comprehensive pin count encompasses 54 digital pins and 16 analog transducers, empowering seamless integration with USART and various other communication protocols. Equipped with a 16 MHz crystal clock, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) ensures precise timing and synchronization, while its integrated interrupt mechanism facilitates efficient controller wakeup functionality. Moreover, its advanced timer capability, analog comparator, and other notable features synergistically contribute to its exceptional operational speed and efficacy. To foster enhanced connectivity, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) provides over 5 pins each for Vcc (power supply) and GND (ground), facilitating convenient and secure connections to external devices. This abundance of power and ground pins amplifies the versatility of the board, enabling effortless integration with a myriad of peripherals and components. The Arduino Mega (Compatible) encapsulates the spirit of professionalism and reliability through its meticulous design, robust performance, and comprehensive feature set. Whether you are an avid maker, a devoted hobbyist, or a seasoned engineer, this board empowers you to embark on ambitious projects with utmost confidence, surpassing the constraints imposed by pin limitations and unlocking boundless possibilities for innovation and creativity.


Principle of Work:

Arduino embraces the concept of "Free hardware," which refers to its open-source nature, allowing the blueprints and specifications of its boards to be freely accessible for replication by anyone. This framework empowers individuals and businesses to design their own unique Arduino boards while ensuring compatibility and functionality within the established Arduino ecosystem. Similarly, Arduino follows the principle of "Free software," where the source code of its software is openly available, granting users the freedom to utilize and modify it to suit their needs. To facilitate the development of applications for Arduino boards and offer a wide range of utilities, Arduino provides the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) platform. This platform serves as a programming environment where users can write and upload their code, known as sketches. With the assistance of an embedded bootloader and an onboard Serial Converter, the Arduino boards enable easy code uploading without the need for an external programmer. One of the key advantages of Arduino is the availability of libraries, which can be downloaded from online sources. These libraries provide pre-built functions and routines that simplify the programming process. They allow users to interface with a diverse array of sensors and modules, even without in-depth knowledge of their underlying workings. This empowers Arduino users to leverage a wide range of components and expand the capabilities of their projects without delving into the intricate technical details of each individual sensor or module.

The Arduino board consists of several key components that work internally together to facilitate its functionality:

  1. Microcontroller Unit (MCU): At the heart of the Arduino board is the microcontroller, which serves as the brain of the system. The most common MCU used in Arduino boards is from the Atmel AVR family, such as the ATmega328P or ATmega2560. The MCU executes the instructions stored in its memory and interacts with various components to control inputs, outputs, and perform other tasks.
  2. Clock Generator: The clock generator provides timing signals to synchronize the operations of the microcontroller and other components on the board. It ensures precise timing and enables accurate execution of instructions.
  3. Memory: The Arduino board incorporates different types of memory. The Flash memory holds the program code (sketch) that you upload to the board, while the Random Access Memory (RAM) stores variables and data during program execution. Additionally, there is Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) that allows you to store data that persists even when the board loses power.
  4. Input/Output (IO) Pins: The Arduino board features a set of IO pins that serve as the interface between the board and external devices. These pins can be configured as digital inputs or outputs, analog inputs, or support various communication protocols like UART, I2C, SPI, etc. The microcontroller can read inputs from sensors or control outputs like LEDs, motors, or displays by sending electrical signals through these IO pins.
  5. Power Supply: Arduino boards can be powered through a variety of sources. The board typically has a voltage regulator that steps down the input voltage (from a power adapter or USB) to a suitable level for the microcontroller and other components. There are also pins for connecting external power sources, such as batteries, for portable or standalone operation.
  6. USB Interface: Arduino boards often feature a USB interface, which allows communication with a computer. It enables you to program the board, upload sketches, and establish serial communication for data transfer and debugging purposes.
  7. Bootloader: The Arduino board includes a bootloader, a small program that resides in its memory. The bootloader allows you to upload sketches to the board using the Arduino IDE without the need for an external programmer. It facilitates the communication between the IDE and the microcontroller for firmware updates.
  8. Supporting Components: The Arduino board incorporates various supporting components like resistors, capacitors, and transistors that help in voltage regulation, signal conditioning, and protection. These components ensure stable operation and safeguard against electrical issues.


Pinout of the Module:



  • Power Supply: The Arduino Mega (Compatible) can be powered through a USB cable or an external power supply. For external power, you can use an AC to DC adapter or a battery. The adapter can be connected to the power jack, while the battery can be connected to the Vin and GND pins on the POWER connector. The recommended voltage range is 7 volts to 12 volts.
  • Digital Pins: The board has 54 digital pins (0-53) and 16 analog pins (0-15). These pins can be configured as inputs or outputs for digital transducers and devices. You can use functions like pinMode() to set the pin direction, digitalWrite() to write values to the pins, and digitalRead() to read the pin status.
  • Analog Pins: The 16 analog pins (0-15) can be used as analog inputs for the ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter). If not used as analog inputs, they can function as normal digital pins. Similar to digital pins, you can use pinMode() to set pin direction, analogRead() to read analog values, and select the reference voltage (internal or external) using the Aref pin.
  • PWM Pins: Digital pins 2-13 can be used as PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation) output pins. PWM enables the generation of analog-like signals by varying the duty cycle. You can use the analogWrite() function to write PWM values ranging from 0 to 255.
  • USART Pins: The board includes multiple USART (Universal Synchronous/Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter) pins for serial communication. These pins (0, 1, 14-17, 18-19) facilitate data exchange and logging with other systems or PCs. Functions like serialBegin() and serialPrintln() are used to configure baud rates and transmit data to external devices.
  • SPI Pins: The SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) pins (22-25) enable serial communication between multiple devices. You can establish communication by setting the SPI enable bit and use these pins for data transfer.
  • I2C Pins: The I2C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) pins (20 for SDA, 21 for SCK) support two-wire communication with other devices. The wire library functions, such as wire.begin(), wire.read(), and wire.write(), are utilized for I2C communication.
  • Hardware Interrupt Pins: Digital pins 18-21, 2, and 3 can be configured as hardware interrupt pins. These pins are used to trigger interrupt service routines. Enabling hardware interrupts with global interrupt enable allows the board to receive interrupts from external devices.
  • Pin 13 (LED): The built-in LED is connected to digital pin 13. When the pin is set to HIGH, the LED is activated, providing a visual indication.
  • AREF (Reference Voltage): AREF is the reference voltage for analog inputs. It can be set using the analogReference() function.
  • Reset Pin: The reset pin (RST) is used to reset the microcontroller.



  1. Weighing Machines: The Arduino Mega (Compatible) board can be used in weighing machines to interface with load cells and sensors, allowing precise weight measurement and accurate data processing.
  2. Traffic Light Countdown Timer: By utilizing the digital and PWM pins, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) board can control and synchronize the timing of traffic lights, including countdown timers to indicate the time remaining for signal changes.
  3. Parking Lot Counter: The board's digital and interrupt pins can be employed to count the number of vehicles entering and exiting a parking lot, enabling accurate monitoring and management of parking spaces.
  4. Embedded Systems: With its extensive IO capabilities, the Arduino Mega (Compatible) board serves as a robust platform for developing embedded systems, such as automation controllers, data loggers, and monitoring devices.
  5. Home Automation: By connecting the board to various sensors, actuators, and communication modules, it can be utilized to build home automation systems for controlling lights, appliances, temperature, and security systems.
  6. Industrial Automation: The Arduino Mega (Compatible) board can be integrated into industrial automation setups, providing control and monitoring capabilities for machinery, production lines, and process automation.
  7. Medical Instruments: With its ability to interface with sensors and perform data processing, the board can be utilized in medical instruments and devices such as patient monitoring systems, biomedical sensors, and data loggers.
  8. Emergency Light for Railways: The board can be employed in emergency lighting systems for railways, using its digital pins to control the activation and synchronization of emergency lights in case of power failures or emergencies.



We will not need any circuit, in this testing code, we will rely on the built-in LED on the 13th pin.


Connecting with Arduino First Time

  1. Download and Open Arduino IDE: If you haven't done so already, download Arduino IDE from the software page. You can find the download link here. Once downloaded, launch the Arduino IDE on your computer.
  2. Connect the Board to Your Computer: Use a USB cable to connect your Arduino board to your computer. Make sure you use a data USB cable (not a charge-only cable) that has connectors compatible with both the board and your computer's USB port. This connection will provide power to the board and allow the Arduino IDE to communicate with it.
  3. Select the Board: In the Arduino IDE, click on "Tools" in the menu bar and locate the "Board" option. If a board is already selected, its name will be displayed here. Hover over the "Board" option to see the list of installed board packages, which includes popular boards. Click on the specific board that matches your Arduino model to select it.
  4. Select the Port: In the Arduino IDE, click on "Tools" in the menu bar and find the "Port" option. If a board is already selected, the port associated with it will be displayed here. Hover over the "Port" option to view all available ports. The port names may vary depending on your operating system:
    • Windows: Look for a port name like "COM3 (Arduino Mega)"
    • macOS: Look for a port name like "/dev/cu.usbmodem14101 (Arduino Mega)"
    • Linux: Look for a port name like "/dev/ttyACM0 (Arduino Mega)"

Click on the port that corresponds to your board. If the port with your board is already selected, you don't need to make any changes.


5. Upload a sketch:

To program your board with the sketch you have written, simply click on the Upload button located in the Arduino IDE. This action will initiate the uploading process, transferring your sketch onto the board.

Once the upload is complete, your sketch will begin running on the board. It is important to note that whenever the board is reset, whether manually or through code, your sketch will start running again automatically.

By clicking the Upload button, you can easily program your board and ensure that your sketch is executed each time the board is reset, allowing for seamless functionality and execution of your desired code.



void setup() {
void loop() {
delay(1000); }


Technical Details:

  • Microcontroller AVR AT2560 (8bit)
  • Power Supply 7-12V (Inbuilt Regulator for Controller)
  • Digital I/O Pins 54
  • Analog I/O Pins 16
  • Total Digital I/O 70 (Digital + Analog)
  • Clock Speed 16 MHz
  • Flash Memory 128 KB
  • SRAM 8 KB
  • Communication USB (Programming with ATMega (Compatible) 8),
  • ICSP (programming), SPI, I2C and USART
  • Timer 2 (8bit) + 4 (16bit) = 6 timer
  • PWM 12 (2-16 bit)ADC 16 (10 bit)
  • USART 4Pin
  • Change Interrupt 24
  • Rated Current per Pin 20mA/Pin
  • Length:101.98mm/4.01in
  • Width:53.63mm/2.11in
  • Height:15.29mm/0.60in
  • Weight:34.9g/1.23oz





The Arduino Mega and Arduino Uno are two popular microcontroller boards developed by Arduino, and they have some key differences that set them apart:

  1. Microcontroller: The Arduino Mega is based on the ATmega2560 microcontroller, while the Arduino Uno is based on the ATmega328 microcontroller. The ATmega2560 used in the Mega has more memory and I/O pins compared to the ATmega328 in the Uno.
  2. Memory: The Arduino Mega has more flash memory and RAM compared to the Arduino Uno. This allows the Mega to handle larger and more complex programs and store more data.
  3. I/O Pins: One of the significant differences between the two boards is the number of I/O pins. The Arduino Mega provides 54 digital I/O pins and 16 analog input pins, offering a wider range of possibilities for connecting various sensors and devices. The Arduino Uno, on the other hand, offers 14 digital I/O pins and 6 analog input pins.
  4. Clock Speed: The Arduino Mega and Arduino Uno have the same clock speed of 16 MHz.
  5. USB Connectivity: Both boards have a USB interface for programming and communication with a computer. However, the Arduino Uno uses a standard USB Type-B connector, while the Arduino Mega typically uses a USB Type-B connector or a USB Type-A connector with an additional USB-Serial converter chip.
  6. Form Factor: The Arduino Mega is physically larger than the Arduino Uno. The Mega measures 53mm x 101mm, whereas the Uno measures 53mm x 69mm. This size difference can be a factor to consider when working on space-constrained projects.
  7. Power Supply: Both boards can be powered through a USB connection, but they can also be powered through an external power supply (7V to 12V).
  8. Compatibility: The Arduino Mega and Arduino Uno are programmed using the same Arduino IDE and share a similar programming language. Many sketches written for one board can be easily adapted to work with the other, though adjustments might be required due to differences in pin configurations and memory capacities.

And here is a table with the specs differences:

Feature Arduino Mega Arduino Uno
Microcontroller ATmega2560 ATmega328P
Clock speed 16 MHz 16 MHz
Flash memory 256 KB 32 KB
Number of pins 54 20
Number of analog inputs 16 6
Number of PWM outputs 16 6
Number of hardware serial ports 4 1
Dimensions 4 x 2.1 inches 2.7 x 2.1 inches
Weight 25 grams 13 grams