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Maxuino and Arduino Mega 2560 – Yes or No?

May 17, 2012 | 2:40 pm

Okay, I’ve been searching around this afternoon for a definitive answer on this but can’t quite find it.

Is the Arduino Mega 2560 completely compatible with Maxuino? I’ve heard reports that Firmata doesn’t work properly with the Mega so it might not work but Maxuino offers the option.

Anybody used them together?

I’ve got experience using Maxuino with my Duemillanove and I find it really easy and effective to use. I need more outputs for a project and I’ve got my eyes on a Mega.

Any advice appreciated!


May 17, 2012 | 2:55 pm

Hi
if you have time/inclination, can you hack open the Arduino code and take out what you need from it and the relevant Maxuino patch? I don’t use Maxuino, I just roll my own code/patches as and when I need them, specifically for multiple sensor input. My quirky ethos is, if I don’t know what it is doing and why (Maxuino) then I can’t troubleshoot it.

Brendan


May 17, 2012 | 3:02 pm

I agree with Brendan , I have my own patch for arduino,
its simple but efficient.
do not take me wrong : Maxuino it’s great
some times I need 1 or 2 analogs inputs and easy for me to work with a simple interface.


May 18, 2012 | 12:14 pm

Thanks for you responses.

My Arduino coding has never gone much beyond basic, independent operation (controlling LEDs with buttons, servos with pots etc.). I chose Maxuino for a one-stop shop for communication between Max and the Arduino and haven’t really looked back since. It allows me to focus on the Max side of things as much as possible.

I guess I’ll have to get back into programming the board myself. I got a little handier with Processing recently so it shouldn’t be too hard.

If anyone has experience of using a Mega with Maxuino, I’d still be interested to hear.


May 18, 2012 | 4:33 pm

Hi
it will be very easy to extend this code/patch of mine, to cover inputs A0-A15 on the Mega, and parse them in Max:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2ZU9RG6y1M

Brendan


June 27, 2012 | 9:04 am

I´m using Maxuino with an Arduino Mega right now; what was the issue? It seems to work without trouble


June 27, 2012 | 9:33 am

@Martinhagreen

I don’t know; I guessed the OP was looking for an increased number of analog inputs, and those of us unfamiliar with Maxuino assumed it is limited to 6.

Brendan


June 27, 2012 | 9:36 am

I was actually more concerned about the outputs, although it’s not too urgent right now.

Thanks for posting your tips though, Brendan.


June 27, 2012 | 9:39 am

I just use the digPins for LEDs, all my focus is on analog in, sorry not to be more help….


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