I am working on an art project. I use the time shield because the system should only be active between 9am and 6pm.
The shield and the library work great. But when I power my arduino in the morning, the time is 0:0:0 and it doesn’t go to 0:0:1 or anything. I tried setting the time right before midnight and it handles it nicely.
I think it is something with the battery. I use a CR2032. It sits kinda loose in its socket but I’m sure it makes a connection.
Also, when I set the time (with the sketch that came with the library), I have to unplug my arduino for a few seconds. Otherwise the time will not change. Is this normal?
I don’t want to upload a sketch every morning to set the time. This needs to be going for a few years without touching it.