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2020 Calendar

A small gadget to remind you that 2020's dumpster fire is not over yet.

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I got inspired that tweets like "well happy 32/12/2020 everyone" so why not make a date gadget based on this idea?
It uses ESP8266 to connect to an NTP server and get the current date. Then it does some magic, and displays the 2020ized date to a TM1638-based display.
  • 1 × ESP8266
  • 1 × TM1638 seven-segment display controller

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Ken Yap wrote 01/08/2021 at 22:38 point

Neat. What happens if it's still terrible after Mar 9? Month becomes 15? 🤔

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Enrico Gueli wrote 01/08/2021 at 23:18 point

To meet the display constraint of 2 digits for the day, 99/12/2020 will be followed by 1/13/2020.

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danielcanaday wrote 01/08/2021 at 17:30 point

Do you have code? i'm interested in connecting to an NTP server and collecting the current date.

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Enrico Gueli wrote 01/08/2021 at 17:34 point

I will soon, in the meantime you can have a look at the example code I used:

https://github.com/PaulStoffregen/Time/blob/master/examples/TimeNTP_ESP8266WiFi/TimeNTP_ESP8266WiFi.ino

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nodemcu12ecanada wrote 01/11/2021 at 18:26 point

I had a hard time finding a simple way to get NTP time. Then I found Dave's code.

https://hackaday.io/project/174577-esp8266-time-and-date-from-internet

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