January 27, 2014 AT 11:13 am

How to make a Trinket RGB Shield Clock

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How to make a Trinket RGB Shield Clock @ The Adafruit Learning System.

This project was inspired by a forum member who asked a simple question: Can you interface a Trinket mini microcontroller to the Adafruit RGB LCD Shield. The shield is made to interface with more “classic” Arduino microcontrollers with an Arduino standard shield pin layout. Obviously the shield cannot stack onto Trinket but with four wires, the display shield can hook up to a Trinket project well. This is accomplished as both use the I2C or two-wire bus to communicate. As a further demonstration, the Adafruit I2C based DS1307 real-time clock module is used to display the time and date. The display shield’s buttons allow for changing the hour in case of daylight savings time and toggle the backlight.

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