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#1 mohammad

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hi all, I am using "DateTime.Now" to get the current time, but the result is "01/01/2009 00:03:13". Why? Thanks, Mohammad

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

Hi Mohammad, The clock starts ticking at bootup of the Netduino. Since the Netduino doesn't have a RTC (Real-time clock) it starts at 01/01/09. You could solve this by adding an RTC circuitry.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi Mohammad,

The clock starts ticking at bootup of the Netduino. Since the Netduino doesn't have a RTC (Real-time clock) it starts at 01/01/09.
You could solve this by adding an RTC circuitry.


Thanks. I am very curious. Why the RTC circuit hasn't been already added to the Netduino Plus board? :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

Wouldn't it need to have a battery for that?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:36 PM

Wouldn't it need to have a battery for that?

Yes it would and that probably didn't fit budget nor physical board.

Here's a guy that added a I2C controlled RTC chip and a battery:
http://forums.netdui...on-help-needed/




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