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DonpK

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Does MoteinoMEGA without transceiver = Arduino MEGA 2560?
« on: April 08, 2020, 02:02:01 PM »
Is a MoteinoMEGA without a transceiver basically the same as an Arduino MEGA 2560? Without the transceiver are the MoteinoMEGA pins normally dedicated to the transceiver available for general use?

I have a project which is not wireless and I'm finding it difficult to find a MEGA 2560 without preinstalled headers which I don't want.

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Re: Does MoteinoMEGA without transceiver = Arduino MEGA 2560?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2020, 01:35:54 PM »
No, it is an Atmega1284P, as stated on the moteino specs page.
Why do you need the 2560?

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Re: Does MoteinoMEGA without transceiver = Arduino MEGA 2560?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2020, 01:49:32 PM »
I have a project which doesn't need a transceiver, thus my question if I use a Moteino MEGA without the transceiver, are the pins normally reserved for the transceiver available for general use?

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Re: Does MoteinoMEGA without transceiver = Arduino MEGA 2560?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2020, 05:03:45 PM »
I thought you were asking about whether Moteino MEGA without transceiver is == Arduino MEGA2560. Again, they are different MCUs so I belive to that question the answer is no. You can't use a MoteinoMEGA as if it was an Arduino MEGA2560, vastly different boards.

But to your new Q: If there is no transceiver installed, then yes, all the pins are free for other uses.

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Re: Does MoteinoMEGA without transceiver = Arduino MEGA 2560?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2020, 05:27:10 PM »
Thanks, Felix. Sorry my initial question was a little unclear.