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Topic: New alarm clock version on Phi-2 shield with 20X4 LCD! Lots of display estate! (Read 2511 times) previous topic - next topic


After some initial testing I decided to up the ante on the phi-2 shield display area and released this variant:

My phi_prompt library is better utilized on this larger display. Here's my alarm clock version 4 on the shield:


The project code conforms to the size of the display (16X2, or 20*4), just set the #define to your display size.

The project code is on this page: (in the middle)


Now a lot more projects can be better done on this shield. I will still be offering the variant with 16X2 displays since most projects can be accommodated with 16X2 display.
Serial LCD keypad panel,phi_prompt user interface library,SDI-12 USB Adapter


Looks very good, will they be available in Europe too?

wrt the application:  I wonder why you have to set the day of the week when you have set the year, month and day allready?

Rob Tillaart

Nederlandse sectie - http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/board,77.0.html -
(Please do not PM for private consultancy)



Thank you! Yes, I can ship to Europe. Here is a link to the shield:


Regarding the day of the week, I don't really know if the DS1307 can figure out day of the week from yy/mm/dd. I'll check the docs but I suspect the DOW is just a counter that increments when hour counter overflows.

BTW, I have a GPS unit right below the display but I've not connected the GPS unit to the shield yet. I suppose I can also enable time zone according to GPS. Will read up on that first. I don't know how difficult it is to do that though as the time zones are not all straight :)
Serial LCD keypad panel,phi_prompt user interface library,SDI-12 USB Adapter

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