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#include <RTClib.h>    // RTC Library
#include <Wire.h>      // I2C Library
#define HOUR 19       // Wake-Up Time (hour)
#define MINUTE 42    // Wake-Up Time (minutes) //  i.e. Wake up at 5:40 (24hr clock)
#define SECONDS
#include <Servo.h>  

int pos=0 ;
int ServoPin=5; // the pin where the servo is connected
int position_target= 0;
int position_last_set= 0;
int rs=7;
int en=8;
int d4=9;
int d5=10;
int d6=11;
int d7=12;
bool wake_up_now = false;
Servo myservo;  // create servo object to control a servo
// twelve servo objects can be created on most board
RTC_DS3231 rtc;
LiquidCrystal lcd(rs,en,d4,d5,d6,d7);
void setup() {
  // put your lcdsetup code here, to run once:
 Serial.begin(115200);           // Start Serial Monitor
 myservo.attach(ServoPin); // attaches servo on pin 10 to servo object
 Wire.begin();
 rtc.begin();

  if (!rtc.begin())
  {
    Serial.println("Couldn't find RTC"); // Error Message!
    while (1);  
  }
 
                                           rtc.adjust(DateTime(F(__DATE__), F(__TIME__))); // Uncomment – Compile – Upload)
}
void loop()
{
 static int lastSECOND = 0;
 lcd.setCursor(0, 0);
 DateTime now = rtc.now();

//has seconds changed ?  
if (lastSECOND != now.second())
 {
   //update to the new second
   lastSECOND = now.second();

   Serial.print(now.hour(), DEC);
   Serial.print(':');
   Serial.print(now.minute(), DEC);
   Serial.print(':');
   Serial.print(now.second(), DEC);
   Serial.println();
   
   //is it time to operate the servo ?
   if ((now.minute() == MINUTE) && (now.hour() == HOUR) && (now.second() == SECONDS))
   {
     //*****************
     for (pos = 0; pos <= 120; pos += 1)   //goes from 0 degrees to 120 degrees
     {
       myservo.write(pos);                 //tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
       delay(3);                           //waits 3ms for the servo to reach the position
     }

     //*****************
     for (pos = 120; pos >= 0; pos -= 1)   //goes from 120 degrees to 0 degrees
     {
       myservo.write(pos);                 //tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
       delay(3);                           //waits 3ms for the servo to reach the position
     }

     //*****************
     for (pos = 0; pos <= 120; pos += 1)   //goes from 0 degrees to 120 degrees
     {
       myservo.write(pos);                 //tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
       delay(3);                           //waits 3ms for the servo to reach the position
     }

     //*****************
     for (pos = 120; pos >= 0; pos -= 1)   //goes from 120 degrees to 0 degrees
     {
       myservo.write(pos);                 //tell servo to go to position in variable 'pos'
       delay(3);                           //waits 3ms for the servo to reach the position

     }
     
             myservo.write(0);                   //moves forward
             delay (1000);                       //waits 1 second
             myservo.write(90);                  //stops
   
   } //END of  if ((now.minute() == MINUTE) && (now.hour() == HOUR) && (now.second() == SECOND))

 } //END of if (lastSECOND != now.second())

} //END of loop()

This is the error

expected primary-expression before ')' token

 //is it time to operate the servo ?
   if ((now.minute() == MINUTE) && (now.hour() == HOUR) && (now.second() == SECONDS))

I've been debugging for days and once i fixed a problem this came up by the way this is just a part of the code if any of you could help it would be appreciated

Your code is incomplete.
The compiler is telling you it is incorrect.

where is declaration for pos variable, compiler doesn’t know what type it is

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i have edited my post please have a look and tell me whats wrong

could you post full error? it usually shows exactly where it errors

the code i pasted is where the Arduino shows the problem is

Oops

what do u mean???

there you haven’t defined it it replaced SECONDS with nothing

Sp. "you"

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thanks for making it clear

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I try im beginner so this was my first time using a the forum

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After substitution you get:

   if ((now.minute() == 42) && 
       (now.hour() == 19) && 
       (now.second() == ))

That (now.second() == ) is your problem.