DS3231 RTC Module OLED SSD1306 with Temperature Arduino Easily

I will show how to use DS3231 RTC Module OLED SSD1306 with Temperature Arduino.

The DS3231 RTC Module is a very accurate & widely used Real Time Clock (RTC) module. This module is used in Arduino based projects. This module also works with Raspberry Pi. LEts start doing DS3231 RTC Module OLED SSD1306 with Temperature Arduino.

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DS3231 RTC Module

If you do not know how to set present clock time you can follow this Post.

How to Set Time on DS3231 Real Time Clock Module with Arduino UNO

SSD1306 is a very popular OLED display. In this tutorial we will use 128 by 64 pixel display.

DS3231 RTC Module OLED Setup

First, you have to go to this link where you will find the DS3231 library in GitHub. There are many DS3231 libraries. But I only found this one working with getting the temperature from the sensor.

SSD1306 OLED Display Setup

Most useful & easy library of SSD1306 OLED display is provided by Adafruit. You have to use the following two libraries to set your display perfectly working.

Adafruit SSD1306 OLED library
Adafruit GFX library

You can also search these libraries inside Arduino IDE to install it.

Connect DS3231 RTC Module OLED SSD1306 with Temperature Arduino UNO

Connect all the wires according to the following diagram.

DS3231 RTC Module OLED SSD1306 with Temperature Arduino Easily

Code Explain DS3231 RTC Module OLED

The code is a very simple one. It will display the present date time with temperature in the display. The library function will return integer values of the day of the week from 1 to 7 where 1 is for Sunday and 7 for Saturday. To display it as Sunday, Monday we are saving all the texts in an array. This is the same for the months too where we have saved 12 months in the array.

But in the array, the indexing starts from 0. So when we will display data we will index the previous index. For example, if DS3231 gives us index 5, we will print the value of index 4 of the array. We have done this in the code line no 32 & 34. We will use the century variable as false. If you are using this after the year 2099 you have to use it as true.

In line 47, we are sending parameter 1 to the function getTemperature() to get floating value with one digit after the decimal point. All the temperature is in the Celcius format.
In the line 40, Clock.getHour(h12, pm) passing two variable for the 12 hour format. But I found it only supports 24 hour format with this library.

Arduino Sketch for DS3231 RTC Module OLED

Output DS3231 RTC Module OLED

Here you can see the output in the display.

DS3231 RTC Module OLED

Final Thought on DS3231 RTC Module OLED

DS3231 RTC Module is a very good module for real time clock. This needs a coin size battery. But the temperature is not so accurate. To get very accurate temperature & humidity you should have to use DHT22 sensor. Price is little high. If you cant afford, they go for DHT11. This will better that RTC module. But never use LM35. This is very poor accuracy & analogue sensor.

So for Date time DS3231 RTC Module is very good. For weather information go for DHT22/11.

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