Maxuino and Arduino Mega 2560 – Yes or No?

May 17, 2012 at 2:40pm

Maxuino and Arduino Mega 2560 – Yes or No?

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!

#63648
May 17, 2012 at 2:55pm

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

#229431
May 17, 2012 at 3:02pm

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.

#229432
May 18, 2012 at 12:14pm

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.

#229433
May 18, 2012 at 4:33pm

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

#229434
Jun 27, 2012 at 9:04am

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

#229435
Jun 27, 2012 at 9:33am

@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

#229436
Jun 27, 2012 at 9:36am

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

Thanks for posting your tips though, Brendan.

#229437
Jun 27, 2012 at 9:39am

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

#229438

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