Basic Arduino Time and Date Display

Introduction: Basic Arduino Time and Date Display

About: I am a Grade 8 student from australia. I have only been learning arduino for 1 month


I am Davis

This is my first ever instuctable so dont be to harsh

This is for a basic clock displayed on an LCD Display

Step 1: Setup and Equipment

First of all the equipment:

1x Arduino device ( I use a Freetronics Arduino UNO)

1x LCD Shield (I use a Freetronics LCD Display)

1x A computer

The setup is quite easy

Just clip the LCD on top of the Arduino or connect corresponding wires.

Step 2: Code

I wrote this code so it works for me, but you might have to modify it a little for your shield

Unfortunatly i could not copy it into this guide, so it will be displayed in a notepad file for download

Step 3: Output

If this was a success for you, then your shield should display the same as the image!

Please share and comment and show images if you have made a better version!

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    2 years ago

    Cool, but I'm having problem to set the clock after 09 hours.
    When I write 17 or sth as initial hour, it gone mad. Can you recommand any solution for this?

    Razvan 12
    Razvan 12

    4 years ago


    How can I include this code in another code ?


    6 years ago

    Hi! I am new to this and using the same display, but without the shield, and an Arduino Mega. How to make it works?


    Reply 6 years ago

    Hmm, I do not own a MEGA. I would assume that it is same situation (plug onto corresponding area). I will have a look at one at some point soon and I will see how to do it there. I need to get a mega anyway hahaha

    Please post pictures if you have made a variation!!!! I would love to see it!!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Extremely, If you factor in the 13.12 second time to upoad to the arduino board (might vary if youuse a different one) and you set the time and date 13 seconds ahead (Incode) then it should be very acturate. I thinkmine was 1 second off.
    If you want i can upload a video showning you how to?