Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual Accompanying Resources

Resources for the Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual can be found below, including web links, Arduino sketches from the book, extra images and downloads.

Newer Book Available

The Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual has been replaced by the newer full color revised and updated Ultimate Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual. This page has been left to support those readers who bought the older book, which is no longer available.


Find the downloads for the Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual here.

PDF Drill Template File

The drill template file: arduino-mega-2560-drill-template.pdf To save, right-click the link and choose Save Link As (or similar menu item, depending on browser) from the menu that pops up.

Important: Be sure to print the drill template file using a 1:1 scale (or 100%), so that the template is not resized. After printing the template to a page, measure the 1cm or 1 inch markings to make sure that the page printed to scale.

Tip: The same drill templates can be found at the very back of the book after the index where they can be cut out and used as templates for drilling a base plate or for marking the mounting holes in an enclosure.

KiCad Template File

KiCad template file for Arduino MEGA 2560 and Arduino MEGA 2560 shield:

The KiCad template files were created using KiCad version 5.1.8 and need to be unzipped from the downloaded zip file before opening with KiCad. The template contains schematic and board files with the Arduino MEGA 2560 R3 header sockets and drill holes placed in the correct positions on the board – ready for starting a new shield or Arduino board project.

Web Links

Go to the Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual web links page that contains clickable links to all the web resources from the book, or jump to the desired chapter on the page using the links below.

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9

Arduino Sketches

Go to the Arduino MEGA 2560 Hardware Manual sketches page to find the Arduino sketches used in the book. Here they can easily be copied and pasted to the Arduino IDE.