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For InterAccess’ “555 Timer Night” at Open Studio, they made this 555 IC cake, inspired by EMS Labs’ circuitry snacks. Nice to have the data sheet handy so you know what you’re eating. Those 23 transistors, 2 diodes, and 16 resistors may look hidden inside that tiny DIP, but oh, the calories!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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