• Start your electronics and coding projects with the user friendly, open source Arguino Mega ADK
• Great for prototyping projects designed for use with Android devices
• Use with Arduino Shields to enhance your project
• 54 Digital I/O pins for the most intricate projects
• Can be powered using a USB-B or external DC power supplies
• Using Arduino has never been easier, with thousands of tips, tricks and guides readily available online.Reasons to pick the Arduino Mega ADK
With the Arduino Mega ADK, one of the larger Open-source Arduino boards, with built in Android support, build the perfect accessory for your Android device. You are not restricted to Android development, you can create any other Arduino electronics or coding projects readily available online in the huge Maker community, or design a project yourself.
The Arduino Mega ADK hosts a very large amount of Digital I/O connecters, using an ATmega2560, it allows great control over a huge amount of components and devices. This board also hosts a quick reset button, and machine screw holes to mount the board however you please.
The best bit about the Arduino Mega ADK is on top of not having your digital I/O pins obscured by using a shield, you can use this to design, create, or modify accessories for any android device, whether they tell the android phone what to do, or get told what to do.
Connections and Expansion
This board hosts a humongous amount of Digital I/O pins, 54 in total, 15 of which support PWM. Each of the digital I/O pins can control a large range of components from LEDs, to servos and motors. The Arduino Mega ADK also have a USB-A Host to directly connect your Android based device.
The Arduino Mega ADK also supports 16 analogue inputs, allowing for use of a large range of sensors. You can use analogue sensors to make your own smoke detector, tell if a plant has enough moisture, to detecting if something has triggered a pressure mat, or all of them, with even more sockets to spare.
What will you make?
With the ever expanding range of tutorial guides available, you can start by telling a single LED to flash, or control a stepper motor’s speed and direction, and then go on to make your android based device control your home. Using coding languages called C/C++, these skills easily translate to most general software languages, and so with this you’ll be learning a lot more than electronics.
Arduino shields come in many shapes and sizes, from providing solder-able break-out boards, a 1.8" TFT screen with micro SD slot and joystick, to a servo and motor control board. Another great range of accessories are called Breakouts, tiny shields that link together just as easy usually providing more specific uses.
Shields and Breakouts allow you to more easily manage a lot of components in any project, you can view our range of shields and breakouts by clicking here.
Ease of Use
Arduino is fantastic for all ages, whether you have previous experience or not, from fun to functional. There are many tutorials that will tell you exactly what you will need, even what pins to connect your components into, giving you a step by step, start to finish.
Using the Arduino IDE Software, it will allow you to very easily update your Arduino board with the code you’ve prepared, making the transfer seamless, it will even let you know whether your code makes sense and will work before you even upload it.
making a LED Blink,
control your Lighting with your phone,
design your own Mood Light,
or if you’re feeling brave, a Mega Clock.
Arduino IDE software is needed to program an Arduino, it’s not in the box. Download from here: http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux based computers including Raspberry Pi's Rasbian software