Questions tagged [atmega2560]

Low-power 8-bit AVR microcontroller with 256kB flash.

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Arduino code does not function when relays are powered

I have a mega arduino, which is supposed to to power 4 relays using 4 touch sensors TTP 223, the relays are 5V coil and 220V. the arduino is powered by a 5 V adapter "mobile phone charger" and it ...
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I2C communication between arduino and raspberry pi breaks under stress for unclear reasons. Why?

I am having a behavior I cannot explain while using arduino mega as a I2C slave for a raspberry pi master. I am showing here an idealised program that shows the issue. I experience pretty much the ...
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Floating power supply for Arduino - Is it still connected to the USB ground?

I am trying to power my Arduino Mega 2560 from a benchtop power supply. I plan to essentially feed in a 9V supply directly on the Vin pin and connect the GND pin to the floating ground pin on the ...
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Advice needed for powering Multiple HX711 with Arduino Mega

I have a project where I need to use multiple load cells (6-8), with individual HX711 for each load cell, which need to be powered simultaneously. I am not sure if I can power all the HX711 with 5V ...
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Arduino Nano, Uno and Mega - XBee connection difference

I have a simple sketch working on arduino Uno and Nano sending data using an XBee. However, if I run the project on an Arduino Mega it does not work. What differences between Uno/Nano and the Mega ...
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Concern myself with current draw from digital pins used as INPUT with internal pullups?

My project is using a genuine Arduino Mega 2560, probably 3-4 yrs old since purchased (I don't see any revision numbers on the PCB). It's being used to read a lot of switches, buttons and drive some ...
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Why is Serial Print causing different behaviour based on where its located

Im trying to test out these two motors I have where I need to call a function from the loop. I only want to call this function once so I made a quick little if statement to have the program only run ...
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Set PWM by period? And have it variable?

In this other stack QA I'm asking about generating a pulse signal with a period ranging from 63 ms to 6.5 ms. There is a popular PWM library however it doesn't compile and also since 63 ...
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Arduino not responding while trying to flash over BLE

I'm working on wireless uploader for Arduino from iOS devices. I'm using HM-10 BLE module which seems to work ok. PIO 2 is used as DTR for resetting (see A [0x41] T [0x54] + [0x2B] P [0x50] I [0x49] O ...
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Intermittent wifi/hotspot connection

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 with a cc3000 Wifi shield that is sending messages to dweet.io. Here is the relevant portion of my code: // Post data to dweetio char data[125]; sprintf(data, "?t1=...
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OneWire with DS18B20 digital sensor only works on the I2C (20 and 21) pins of my Mega?

I am using an Arduino Mega to read a DS18B20 temperature sensor using the OneWire library in the code below which I got here: #include <OneWire.h> #define DS18S20_Pin 20 //DS18S20 Signal pin ...
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Serial Port fails with speeds greater than 19200

In Arduino Mega 2560 R3, properly selecting the Serial Monitor bauds, this code works with #define R 38400, but for some reason, not with #define R 19200 (?), #define R 38400 int rate=R; ...
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Maximum sampling rate of Arduino Mega2560

I'd like to know what is the maximum sampling rate achievable while using ADC on Arduino Mega2560. Thanks
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mega2560- Interrupts reading digital input

Hi I am very new to Arduino, with very little programming experience. I am using mega 2560 and trying to understand how interrupt works. I have a code written, it is very similar as the example ...
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Is there an easy way to connect and control 3 servos?

I need to connect and control three Parallax Standard Servos to an Arduino board, and apart from the USB connection, nothing else will be connected to the board. My predecessor used a setup of and ...
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SOLVED: Strange phenomenon with avrdude: stk500v2_ReceiveMessage(): timeout only with ATmega250 on windows 7x64

I know this problem has been reported multiple times but in my case I think there is a different light on it. My desktop is a w7x64 box and I also have a notebook with w10. Both system have the ...
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Why Arduino Mega 2560 throw error when i try to upload example

I'm try to connect my Arduino Mega 2560 to PC, but I think it's not easy as I imagine. I spent a lot's of time to install USB driver. Here is a screenshot: When I try to upload blink example, Arduino ...
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Controller freezes

I am using atmega 2560 as main(master) controller and other 5 salve 2 atmega 8 and 3 atmega 328p, there is two device with analogue output connected to main controller atmega 2560 through ads1115 ...
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MEGA2560 only starts program after pressing RESET button multiple times

I am working on a program where I am controlling an MP3 player by using UART between my MEGA2560 and the MP3 player. The MEGA2560 sends serial commands to the MP3 player when external interrupts are ...
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How can i stop DC motor when button on remote is released? [closed]

I am trying to control a motor using a remote with Arduino Mega. The motor turns on when I press the button on the remote but when I release the button, it continues to move. Does anyone know how to ...
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Help understanding how avrdude works with ArduinoISP and why its not working for me

I am trying to use avrdude with a Mega2560 running ArduinoISP Note: I have the 10uF cap on the Mega2560 RESET line as described by Ardunio. Also, I am using avrdude/6.3 on Windows 10. The Mega2560(...
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Erasing all flash on boards with over 64kb of program memory

I'm using a Mega2560 board. My project needs to store some large constant data. To preserve the first 64kb flash chunk, I write these data on addresses beyond this limit. But there is either an ...
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Min/Max current for supply input of mega2560

What is the min and max current the mega2560 can take for the 5v supply input voltage of the chip itself, not just the arduino mega?
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Switch statement cases not executing

Overview: I am trying to use a switch statement to run different tests. A main menu is displayed on the serial monitor, and then the user is given the option to enter their menu choice in the serial ...
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2.4Mhz clock for 3-wire SPI using Arduino Mega 2560

I am trying to develop an Arduino sketch for ADS8320 ADC IC, which is 3-wire SPI. I need a 2.4MHz serial clock for the SPI interface. I tried the code below, but I don't know how to generate clock ...
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How can I discard power from a device I want to read from?

I want to read the data line from a device that normally interfaces with a controller. It has 3 pins, 3.3v power, gnd, and data. I don't need the power line since the Arduino will be USB powered and I ...
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Matrix keyboard and 7segment display countdown combination

I'm working on an escape room for my university with an Arduino Mega. The last part consists of a 7segment display representing a time countdown, and the participants have to introduce the correct ...
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Ardunio Mega/ATmega2560: Using Port F or K for both analog inputs and digital outputs

On an ATmega2560, can ports have some pins used for analog inputs but others as digtial i/o? Specifically, I only need to use 3-5 analog inputs but have many digital inputs. I would like to use the ...
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Will a 12 VDC 1A Power Supply Adapter supply too much power and damage an Arduino Mega 2560?

The specs shown here: show that it has 54 digital pins with each outputting a DC current of 20mA which makes it 54 * 20 = 1080 mA Plus the DC current of the 3.3V Pin of 30mA we get a total of 1110mA....
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Parse a large json response with ESP8266

I'm doing a project where my Arduino uses an external ESP8266 wifi module (with AT firmware) to send http requests and receive server response. I'm trying to get an NBA scoreboard, and here's what my ...
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Converting code for ATTINY85 to ATMEGA2560. Pin change interupts

I have code that compiles correctly for an ATTINY85 board using the ARDUINO IDE but I don't have an ATTINY85 board. I have an Arduino Mega ATMEGA2560 and when I select this board in the Arduino IDE ...
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EEPROM.read data not comparing with DHT11 sensor value - Arduino temp controller

I'm using a DHT11 to read temperature to control a relay that will control a fan. When 'A' is pressed it allows the user to update the temp value that the relay will go HIGH at. The value is being ...
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Sketch works on MEGA 2560 timer2, but does not work on timer1

I set the PWM frequency on MEGA 2560 like this: TCCR2A = 0; TCCR2B = 0; TCNT2 = 0; TCCR2A = _BV(COM2A1) | _BV(COM2B1) | _BV(WGM20); ...
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ATmega 32A and 2560 R3 register to pin mapping?

I've been doing research for the last few hours trying to determine the mapping of physical pins to memory-mapped I/O registers for the Arduino Mega board (which is an ATmega 2560 R3). My code is on ...
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Why is arduino Mega2560 taking so much time to recognise the pin is no longer at HIGH? [duplicate]

I am in my first arduino steps. I have a Mega2560R3 I wrote this code const byte D0 = 22; const byte D1 = 24; const byte D2 = 26; const byte D3 = 28; const byte D4 = 30; const byte D5 = 32; const ...
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Which board's bootloader is on the microcontroller?

Currently I'm doing a project that needs an Atmega2560 standalone MCU. After I burned the bootloader with this method: http://www.gammon.com.au/bootloader . I set the Board as "Arduino/Genuino Mega or ...
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Uploading code to Mega 2560 is stuck

I'm trying to upload code from a Mac (online Arduino editor) onto an Arduino Mega2560, to connect a motor to pin 52 and Ground to get it to move. But at the top it says busy (like it does when it ...
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PROGMEM Corrupted Array

I am trying to store a large number of values into a couple of arrays using PROGMEM, but I am finding that a few of the values are read back corrupted. I am storing just 1s and 0s, but when I read ...
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How to use watchdog timer for the purpose of recovery from failures in Arduino ATmega2560

Here is my tool-set; Visual Studio with plugin called "Visual Micro" Flashing the HEX file using Atmel Studio. via AVRISP mkII on ATmega 2560 MCU And my simple trial code (I have also some others). ...
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Arduino with 12 bit DAC (MCP4725) Not Working

I have an Arduino Mega AT2560 and need to have real DAC. I purchased the Sparkfun 12 bit DAC, however I don't think it is working properly. I am using the Arduino wire library to communicate with the ...
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Receiving junk values in Arduino serial monitor console

I want to send a character from a Zigbee transmitter to an Arduino Mega 2560. After the character is received, Arduino should send some data back to Zigbee. But Arduino is always receiving junk values ...
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Trying to run Timer1 in ATmega2560 with assembly

I have a slight problem with Timer1 in arduino (ATmega2560) while coding it in assembly. I try to run the Timer1 in CTC mode - I configure everything well in my opinion, but the TCNT1 just doesn't ...
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Read sensor data repeatedly after specified time?

I want to read sensor data using analogRead() after every 5ms. I have read other answers to similar questions but what I'm confused about is: let's say, I made a loop to read sensor data using ...
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Extrapolate require MCU from Arduino MEGA2560 performance

I am running a control program for an ebike on an Arduino MEGA2560 which uses this MCU: http://www.atmel.com/devices/atmega2560.aspx. Currently, the program loops every 100ms which gives me a sample ...
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Arduino loop over a function is always displaying 0 as final values

I trying to loop over a function in arduino to get values for 2000 times, and then divide it by 2000 to get an average offset: int16_t x_offset = 0; int16_t y_offset = 0; int16_t z_offset = 0; And ...
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Arduino Mega and gyroscope erroneous values

I have Arduino mega2560 and MPU6050. I connected to Vcc pin of the gyro to +5V on the mega, the SDA to SDA pin, SDL to SDL pin, AD0 and GND to 2 GND pins. I used this code: #include<Wire.h> ...
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Did I just brick my ATMEGA 2560?

I bought an ATMEGA2560 on eBay and programmed it with Arduino IDE 1.6.9 using the USB cable, and the LED blinked as expected - All well and good. Now I wanted to program the mega from my UNO as ...
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Using the Arduino compiler, is it possible to use Atmega2560 interrupt pins that are unused by Mega?

Looking into the schematics for the Arduino Mega I noticed that pins PE6 and PE7 are interrupt-enabled (INT6 and INT7 respectively); however, they remain unconnected to any Arduino I/O pin. I'm ...
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attachInterrupt for mega 2560 not triggering

I recently bought a mega 2560 to toy around with as a hobby. It's pretty fun so far, but I've recently gotten stuck while trying to use attachInterrupt with a button. I'm using the CHANGE mode, and ...
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Arduino Mega Pins for SoftwareSerial (vs. AltSoftSerial)

I am currently looking at using an Arduino Mega to build a MIDI Receive box that will then pump the data over USB, but am having design issues/uncertainties with the Arduino's receiving end. I am ...