August 02, 2012

Build your own event countdown timer

 When the big day is coming up, it can help to have a gentle reminder every day to keep things on schedule (or remind you to get moving!). Dr Ayars from Hardware Hacks has come up with a neat Arduino-based solution - it is programmed with an end date and then displays the remaining number of days, minutes, hours and seconds until the event. Nothing like this to remind you that time is fleeting.

To start counting down until your next event, get started with the project details found hereAnd we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

When working on your own microcontroller projects that require a real-time clock, consider our Freetronics RTC Module:

Based on the Maxim DS3232 real-time clock IC, it is small enough to integrate with almost any project - and being controlled by I2C works with all development platforms. Perfect for clock projects, dataloggers or anything that needs to know the date and time. For more information, tech specs and to order - visit the product page here

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