Network Time Protocol (NTP) Client using Arduino




In this example, you will use your Ethernet Shield and your Arduino to query a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server. This way, your Arduino can get the time from the Internet.

Arduino Network Time Protocol




Circuit

The Ethernet shield allows you to connect a WizNet Ethernet controller to the Arduino via the SPI bus. It uses pins 10, 11, 12, and 13 for the SPI connection to the WizNet. Later models of the Ethernet shield also have an SD Card on board. Digital pin 4 is used to control the slave select pin on the SD card.

The shield should be connected to a network with an ethernet cable. You will need to change the network settings in the program to correspond to your network.

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In the above image, your Arduino would be stacked below the Ethernet shield.

Schematic

Arduino Network Time Protocol Schematic

Code

/*

Udp NTP Client

Get the time from a Network Time Protocol (NTP) time server
Demonstrates use of UDP sendPacket and ReceivePacket
For more on NTP time servers and the messages needed to communicate with them,
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_Time_Protocol

Warning: NTP Servers are subject to temporary failure or IP address change.
Plese check

http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi

if the time server used in the example didn't work.

created 4 Sep 2010
by Michael Margolis
modified 9 Apr 2012
by Tom Igoe

This code is in the public domain.

*/

Major Components in Project

Hardware Required

  • Arduino Ethernet Shield
  • Shield-compatible Arduino board

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