Display Internet Time (NTP) on micro:bit

Introduction

Grove WiFi 8266 module is designed to enable your micro:bit (and other controllers too) to send/receive data over the internet through the Wi-Fi network. It is based on the Ai-Thinker’s ESP-12F module and comes preloaded with the new Espressif ESP-AT firmware v2.2.0.

Video

This video shows how to add WiFi module on micro:bit. It will get time from NTP server and display it on micro:bit.

Hardware Preparation

This is the list of items used in the video.

Sample Program

This is MakeCode sample program. You need to edit the WiFi SSID and password in the program. FYI, this program requires the extension of “esp8266 cytron”.

MakeCode NTP
*Click on the photo to open the program.

Thank You

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You are encouraged to improve the code for a better application.

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