“Monitor the real-time clock on LCD using 1Sheeld board and its companion app.
If I asked you: could you please turn off the lights when it comes to 10:30?
Actually, the common answer would be check your smartphone and make a reminder on your phone to turn the lights off by 10:30.
Well, that’s ok for any normal person, but not for a maker, who would certainly think of automating this process by making some cool stuff which can get time automatically and take certain actions when 10:30 comes!
So, this your 10-minute tutorial to learn how to get time automatically, monitoring it and can make any decisions based on it as far as we want.
Let’s talk about the idea behind the Arduino Digital Clock project…
We are going to get time from the smartphone automatically and wirelessly by using 1Sheeld with it’s Android/iOS App with Arduino board.
The idea behind the Arduino Digital Clock is to use the clock shield from the App and connect the App to the 1Sheeld via Bluetooth so the App on our smartphone will automatically send the current date+time to the 1Sheeld board which is connected to the Arduino.
So we can print the current time (hours + minutes + seconds) on an LCD 16*2 and once time changed whether a second passed, a minute passed or an hour passed the time on the LCD will be changed automatically… with this simple :)”