Clock for Raspberry PI

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  1. deblen

    deblen Apprentice Elf

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    Hi,


    I have a Raspberry PI, I want to put a clock or time onto the PI.


    What parts do I need to achieve this.


    Thanks in advanced.


    Deblen
     
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    darylc Full Time Elf Global Moderator

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    Hi Len,

    If your PI can access the Internet then it can get the time from there - thats what I do with mine.

    Just enable NTP from the Time Settings menu.

    Daryl
     
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    several realtime clock modules available

    google

    raspberry pi clock
     
  4. Superman

    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

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    If you plan to use it with the FPP software to control lights make sure it is One based on the RTC board like RasClock

    I use a Rasclock one and it works well. My display wont be connected to the home network.
     
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    Ras clock or equivalent. http://falconchristmas.com/forum/index.php/board,8.0.html has the best info on the FPP.
     
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    deblen Apprentice Elf

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    Hi,


    Thanks for the replies.


    Superman, we're did you purchase the Rasclock.


    I tried a search on Element14' but could not find it.


    Thanks
     
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    prof Apprentice Elf Generous Elf

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    Try modmypi.com in the UK and search for rasclock
     
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    all mine came from modmypi.com in the UK
     
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    Hi, Thanks, I have placed an order with modmypi.


    Deblen
     
  10. damo1271

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    Hi Len
    do you mind if I ask what the final price was including shipping?
    thanks.
     
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    Hi Damo,


    The one I purchased was RasClock-Rasberry Pi Real Time Clock Module V3.0


    Cost £7.49
    Postage £3.99


    Has been shipped, note the cost is in pounds.


    When I get my statement I will find the total Aus price.


    Len
     
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    About $20.50 at current exchange rates. Thanks
     
  13. damona

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    RasClock is the only one support by FFP. i.e. they include the driver. I assume it will work with other RTC but you would need to muck around. RasClock V4 US$18 total to OZ.
     
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    One thing I saw on the Falcon website is that you really only want to use the rasclock if you aren't connected to a network because the FPP only reads from the rasclock at powerup whereas the NTP service will be continually correcting your time. If you use a rasclock but also have it connected to the internet you will want to keep the NTP capability enabled.
     

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