Arduino Dock R2
Combining the power of two different but equally reliable forces always produce unbelievable results. Why not combine Arduino and Onion? Arduino Dock R2 is the best solution which bridges the gap between Omega2 and Arduino. The results will be amazing because this combination will boost the functionality of the projects.
Arduino Dock R2 Features
- The board comes with ATmega328P microcontroller
- The microcontroller (ATmega328P) serves as the co-processor
- To allow Omega2 to connect with ATmega328P microcontroller, you may use either I2C or UART to enable the communication
If you want Omega2 to perform at its best, you’ll probably need Dock R2 assistance to boost the performance level. The combination will not only enhance the performance, but it will also help better functionality and compatibility.
How Arduino Dock R2 Works?
- You’ll need to connect Dock R2 to the GPIOs on Omega2 (on the expansion headers)
- Omega features direct USB-device connectivity
- You’ll have to reboot Omega2 by simply pressing the reset button
- Keep the reset button pressed for 10 seconds. It will restore the factory settings
- Pressing the MCU reset-button will restart the microcontroller
- You can also opt for a DC (5V) power supply if you don’t want to use a Micro-USB supply
Arduino Dock R2 Description
The pins on ATmega328P feature the same arrangement as of Arduino UNO. The same pin arrangement makes it super-easy for the users to speed things up and keep the setting for Arduino shields. The board contains the same microcontroller as of Uno R3. If you have previously used shields for Uno 3, you’ll be able to use them the same way for the Dock R2 and Omega collaboration. Once connected, you can use Omega2 to program ATmega328P. Let’s put it this way, it can initiate a wireless connection to Omega2 and you can further program MCU to establish a wireless connection for Arduino.