So I am playing around with a cheap SD Card and RTC shield that I picked up. So far so good - everything is working fine. But! My clock is always 5 hours ahead… I understand the differences in compiling time vs displayed time… but this is always 5 hours off…
My thought is that since I am using a chromebook and I am limited to using the Online editor (well, actually… just an fyi for Chromebookers… you can pretty easily install linux with Crostini and have more capabilities…like running standard Arduino IDE on a $300 computer,… but let’s just say i was sick of running in developer mode all the time and needed a ‘normal computer’ for work)… so I am wondering if the online editor isn’t using my computer’s local time, but rather the “cloud” time that its running. Could this explain the time difference?
Any feedback on this would be appreciated.
Secondly, I am using the RTClib.h library… any thoughts on how I could artificially adjust the time so that it actually functions as a clock. I’m just building a timer, so not having the perfect time doesn’t mean the project will fail. It just seems a little, uhhh, well… ugly.
Thank you in advance. I’ve learned so much on this forum. Thank you for all the positivity!