HI, really new to this whole thing.. my son and I are migrating from our 200-1 experiment kit and snap circuits to this world.
We have picked up a few digispark dev with the tiny85.
We decided for our first project to modify a feeder we have.
I was looking at this project http://digistump.com/board/index.php/topic,68.msg422.html#msg422
i'm familiar with the basics of the RTC being able to independently keep time, but I'm wondering if the digi can do that on its own?
Basically the feeder uses a light sensor w/ delay to activate the feeder for a preset time (based on a switch setting) then turn off.
It does it at sunrise and sunset.
We want to change that to basically activate by two preset times (but flexible enough to expand to more than two times a day)
I was thinking to start get the digi to turn on the LED based on time presets. Then go from there.
I'm not sure where to start. So my first question is.
Can the digi keep time without an RTC?
Thanks. (I'll update this if I find a solution in the meantime.)