Just what a breadboard junkie needs when a standard Arduino does not have enough ports or enough memory. I needed the extra SRAM, as well as Program space at the time when I bought it. Shoving a standard Arduino Mega into my project would have resulted in requiring a larger enclosure, plus the issues of how to make all the connections. This mounts nicely on a perfboard using headers. It looks well made and there is plenty of documentation available. I have not used it much as my current project is somehow still fitting in the memory limits. I have not finished writing all the code, so I might yet have to change platforms. One thing I wish that the board has was a built in reset button, but I can see that there is no room for it on the board. No problem, wire one on the perfboard.
Thank you for your support Robert, and we'll the issue of adding a reset button on the board, when we used this board we generally upload the programs we’ve developed and just let it run by itself forever, so wasn’t sure if a reset button was needed.
I'm using the Fritzing app to create some of my circuits! It would be very great if you provide a Part for it. I think others will buy your Mega also because they see it in the Partlist. And for me it will be more easy to create a PCB with your Mega on top of it. ( http://blog.fritzing.org )
Easy to program. Due to the neat layout of the pins and small form factor which I like mostly, I am able to keep all tracks to and from the Bare Minimum neat and comprehensive. I have mounted this device as a "CPU" on the motherboard for my home automation system together with a W5100 Mini. Everything works great. I have one more of these which I intend on using as an intelligent alarm system. Thanks for a great product and yes I am certainly going to buy many more of these Bare Minimum Arduino Mega 2560.