DISPLAY TIME AND DATE WITH VISUINO
Arduino | Visuino Tutorial
This tutorial uses an Arduino Uno to show time and date. The DS3231 Real Time Clock counts seconds, minutes, hours, date month, day, and year with leap-year compensation. The RTC module has a battery backup to charge. In this project we will connect the DS3231 to an Arduino Uno and an I2C 1602 LCD module to display the time and date.
Getting started with Arduino without any coding background can present some obstacles when you want to combine components in ways that are not part of your starter kit projects. I tried to create this project many times to no avail until I recently came across Visuino. It's a program designed to help people like me who want to explore physical computing but have no coding experience.
Arduino Tutorial Video
Components, Boards and Parts
Arduino Uno, Mega or Nano
DS3231 AT24C32 I2C RTC
I2C 16 x 2 LCD Display
Female to Female Jumper Wires
Male to Male Jumper Wires
400 Points Solderless Breadboard
Software and Apps
Arduino IDE or Web Editor
Download the Visuino Project File
Using the sketch below is not recommended. The Visuino libraries are updated regularly so they might not work. The Visuino project file will always work and generate the latest code and libraries. The download link will open a new GitHub page where you can download the Visuino project file.