Using Arduino 2560ADK as Mega 2560

hello all,

A friend of mine is given me his Arduino 2560 ADK board at throw away price. I dont plan to develop any andriod specific apps or devices, but I was wondering if i can use this ADK board as a regular Mega2560 arduino board.

My hunch says I can, but just wanted to get experts comments on it.


The ADK is a Mega2560 with a USB host shield integrated. So yes you can use it as a Mega2560 but keep in mind that you have that shield integrated. This means the SPI (51-53) pins are already connected and you should not use them as GPIOs if you don't know what the implications may be.