Top 10: 555 TimersTo mark the recent passing of Hans Camenzind, we are running a 555 mini-retrospective this week. Today I’ve rounded up some of my personal favorite 555 content from our archives, arranged in arbitrary top 10 order. Many of these are “fun” or “meta” 555 type posts. We’ll be following on later in the week with more circuit-specific 555 coverage. Stay tuned! In the meantime, please feel free to chime in with suggestions or comments about your own experiences with the 555.


#10

 Top 10: 555 Timers

555 timer cake


#9

 Top 10: 555 Timers

555 timer origami


#8

Maker’s Notebook 555 Cover


#7

 Top 10: 555 Timers

EMSL’s 555 Footstool


#6

Collin’s Lab: Atari Punk Console


#5

 Top 10: 555 Timers

How-To: Make a remote timer for a Canon SLR


#4

555 Photovore Pulls Cable Through Air Duct


#3

Simple DIY 555 Synth


#2

 Top 10: 555 Timers

Mint-tin Intervalometer


#1

 Top 10: 555 Timers

Elegant 555 Radio

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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