These special variable types (objects) automatically increase as time elapses. This makes it easy to check if a certain time has elapsed, while allowing your program to perform other work or checks for user input. It is also very to handle multiple tasks requiring different delays.
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Initial code derived from Paul Stoffregen's elapsedMillis and elapsedMicros helper code for the Teensy USB developer board. Code contributes and initial examples created by John Plocher.