Unlike most computers, the Pi lacks a real-time clock (or RTC). This means the Pi doesn’t know what time it is when powered on. If connected to a network, then the Pi could retrieve the current time from a time server (referred to as NTP). Another option is to connect an external real-time clock to the Pi via the I2C bus. I already had a DS1307 Real Time Clock breakout board kit from Adafruit.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.