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guilherme

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Hi there - thanks for accepting me into the forum.

I’m a newbie so sorry if my question is silly.

Is there a way to create a timer/schedule to turn the tiny tv on? Maybe for a few min multiple times a day?

Thanks


lennevia

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Hi there, welcome to the forum!

It is possible to use the RTC on the SAMD21 processor that the TinyTV is built around, but I wouldn't categorize this as a beginner's project. If you would like to take a look at the code for the RTC alarm setting and the TinyTV program you would embed this in, here are some links:
TinyScreen+ getting started: https://learn.tinycircuits.com/Processors/TinyScreen%2B_Setup_Tutorial/
RTC:  https://learn.tinycircuits.com/Help/TinyScreenPlus-RTC-Interrupts-Sleep-Mode/
TinyTV program: https://learn.tinycircuits.com/Kits/Tiny-Video-Program/

A faster/easier way would be to get a smart plug that you could set to turn on for the few minutes a day that you'd like, and then leave the TinyTV plugged in and on so that whenever the plug powers the TV, the TV is on and playing videos.

Let me know if you need any clarification or if you have any other questions!

Cheers,
Réna


guilherme

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Thank you, this community is fantastic. I'll explore the coding first, let's see if I can handle it! :)


 

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