September 10, 2013

Make an Arduino Pomodoro Timer

You most likely know what an Arduino is now - but what's "Pomodoro"? This is a technique of work management created by Francesco Cirillo - who suggests that you should spend twenty-five minutes on a task, then take a short break. By doing so you may feel more refreshed and thus work more efficiently. To help you follow this pattern of activity, Rogier van den Berg  has created a simple timing device based on an Arduino help you follow correct intervals. The countdown is displayed on LED numeric modules - however could be easily adapted to other display methods. Rogier's version also allows for different work interval periods to suit your own methods, as explained in the following video:

Quite interesting indeed - both the method and the timing device. Find out more at Rogier's websiteAnd for more, we're on twitter and Google+ - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

 For your own projects that require user input and a readable display - save time and move forward with the Freetronics LCD & Keypad shield which contains a bright 16x2 character LCD and five buttons that can be read from only one analog input pin:

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