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1  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Time Library added to Playground on: September 20, 2010, 02:07:17 am
mem there is no sync program in the zip file that users can use to send through their serial port to the arduino. I'm new to hardware programming and I assumed that the Arduino program would request it from the port itself instead of the computer being required to send it.

Peeter123's program was extremely helpful with getting it to work for me. File link on page 2 and his source is on page 3.

It would also be good to note about which pins the RTC goes in (of course they can find that out from the wire library description) and about the autoreset in the Time documentation as well.
2  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bugs & Suggestions / Recommendations for next iteration of Arduino on: October 05, 2010, 02:53:17 pm
Though the Arduino is a great device, I would like to see these improvements in the next generation of Arduinos:

Mini-USB port: Though the classic Type A USB is used for printers so people generally have them, they are bulky and generally do not have wall socks to power them unless a wall powered USB adapter is used. The Mini-USB is much more common being used with mobile phones and small devices. With this port we can use our mobile phone chargers to power our Arduinos and have a smaller less bulky port.

20 MHz Clock: Fast clock means faster calculations. Though it may use more power, it would be nice to still have an option to have then to be stuck with just a 16 MHz clock.

Crystal instead of Ceramic: Crystals are more expensive and require external capacitors, some of us like to have precision with our designs. >smiley-sad

Please post any recommendations you have as well smiley-grin
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