August 30, 2012

Improved Arduino timer library

 Arduino enthusiast and author Simon Monk has created his own version of the Arduino timer library in order to overcome some shortcomings of using the delay() function - as it holds up everything. With his library you can create multiple events that can be activated within a sketch and operate on their own timings. It's a clever library and worth investigating further. 

To do so, visit Simon's blog for more examples and to download the library. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

For longer timing events that require working with real time and date - consider using our super-accurate real-time clock module. Based on the DS3232, it has a temperature-controlled crystal oscillator for accurate time keeping, battery backup and 236 bytes of non-volatile memory for user data. For more information, see our modules page

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