Developers, makers and hobbyists that are searching for a small Arduino Mega clone to help create their next project or make an existing Arduino Mega board project even smaller.
Maybe interested in a new super small Arduino Mega clone development board, that has been created by Mike from Megadom, which offers a tiny board that is smaller than an Arduino Uno.
The MegaCube is capable of storing multiple programs simultaneously and is also “Socket-able” providing access to all 100 pins of the processor, and does not require any expensive proprietary connectors. Watch the video below to learn more about what can be accomplished using the MegaCube, that is also available with an embedded breakout shield.
The Embedded Break Out Shield System (eBOSS) – allows embedding the MegaCube in your own project. It has solder tabs for all 100 pins and still allows the MegaCube to be neatly unplugged and reused in other projects. Due to the 0.1″ pitch spacing of the pins, you can use our eBOSS or you can also solder your own female header pins on to protoboards to socket it directly into your own project.
The eBOSS has been redesigned to include a Unique ID chip which has a hard coded 64-bit registration number and 48-bit node address. There are also programmable bits so you can add your own personal ID/data. So why is this important? Having a unique ID allows you to have multiple programs (sketches) stored on the MegaCube at once and, when moving it between eBOSSes, the MegaCube runs the appropriate program based on ID.
You could use a MegaCube to:
- Control a robot to pick Cheetos up and hold them up for you to snack on hands free to keep the orange stuff off your fingers
- Act as the brains of a remote control vehicle
- Control equipment in a radio tower
- Be the core controller of a build-it-yourself 3D printer
- Activate motors to automatically adjust your window blinds based on current time, sunlight, outside temperature, and the temperature you want your house to be.
- Make a bunch of LED lights outside your house do crazy awesome stuff during the holidays (like, say, blink to the beat of music)
The list of things you could make using a MegaCube are practically endless! Here are some of the fun things we’ve already done with it:
- Control a remote control car (it drove down the aisle at Mike’s wedding, acting as a ring bearer, yes, really!)
- Control servos to move a robot arm
- Monitor a fish tank’s water temperature and display it
- Display cool stuff on an LCD screen
For more information on the new MegaCube development board jump over to the Kickstarter website for details following the link below. If you enjoyed this article you are sure to enjoy how to build your very own Arduino wind speed meter or anemometer project which is easy to build with basic Arduino skills.
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