Raspberry Pi enthusiasts that are planning to build time-based projects or would like their Raspberry Pi to keep accurate time for over five years from a single button battery.
May be interested in a new addition to the Adafruit range of Raspberry Pi add-on boards, which takes the form of the Adafruit PiRTC – PCF8523 Real Time Clock for Raspberry Pi which is now available and priced at $5.95.
The Raspberry Pi Real Time Clock also comes complete with a 1 x CR1220 12mm Diameter – 3V Lithium Coin Cell Battery. Adafruit explain a little more.
This is a great battery-backed real time clock (RTC) that allows your Raspberry Pi project to keep track of time if the power is lost. Perfect for data-logging, clock-building, time-stamping, timers and alarms, etc. Equipped with PCF8523 RTC, it works great with the Raspberry Pi and has native kernel support.
Works perfectly with any Raspberry Pi (or similar single board linux computer) including the Pi 1, Pi 2, Pi 3, Pi Zero, A+, B+ etc.
• Fully assembled & tested PCB plugs directly into your Pi’s GPIO pins – No soldering required!
• Will keep time for 5 years or more
For more details and to purchase jump over to the Adafruit store via the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
Source: AdafruitFiled Under: Hardware, Top News