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Keeping time with DS1302: real-time clock on Arduino

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In the fascinating world of Arduino and microcontrollers, keeping time is key. You might need to build a digital clock, a timer, or something more complex like an automated plant watering system. That's where the DS1302 module steps in. It's a handy little device that can help you keep time accurately in your Arduino projects. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the DS1302 module, understand how it works, and explore its applications.

How to setup cron jobs to automate regular tasks on Linux

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Cron is a time-based job that runs in the background at specific intervals or designated times. It allows you to run tasks and scripts automatically, making cron useful for automating maintenance-related tasks. Therefore, it is a very popular server administration tool.

Cron is present in all Linux distributions. However, if it is not installed, you can install it using apt:

Keeping real-time clock with mini DS3231 on Arduino

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When it comes to accurate timekeeping in the world of electronics, the DS3231 real-time clock (RTC) module is a reliable and precise solution. This compact yet robust module not only keeps time with exceptional accuracy but also integrates smoothly with popular microcontrollers like the Arduino Nano. In this article, we'll explore the features, wiring, and potential applications of the DS3231.

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Estimating articles reading time

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Based on the analysis of 190 studies, the average silent reading rate for adults in English is 238 words per minute for non-fiction and 260 words per minute for fiction. The difference can be predicted by taking into account the length of the words, with longer words in non-fiction than in fiction.