Time – He’s waiting in the wings

Whilst in the middle of something else (about which I shall no doubt witter on at great length on a later occasion) I found that I needed to set an Arduino’s system clock based upon NMEA data coming from a GPS receiver. No problem thinks I … there’s that handy example in the Time library…

What’s the time, Mr Wolf?

If you’ve got an Arduino and an ethernet connection, you can use one of the many public Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers to find out the current time. This can remove the need for adding a realtime clock module to your project, as you can check the time in your initial setup and then re-check (and…