555 Timer

Get Familiar with the 555 Timer

Get Familiar with the 555 Timer

Adafruit just published a great guide on getting to know the 555 timer to help people fully understand how a 555 timer works.

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How to “Decap” and Explore ICs

How to “Decap” and Explore ICs

What do you find when you remove the plastic packages protecting ICs?

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Sit on This, Geeks: Giant 555 Timer

Sit on This, Geeks: Giant 555 Timer

The 555-timer integrated circuit is one of the most famous and popular chips ever invented. Created in 1971, it’s got a near cult following with books, blogs, newsletters, and devoted fans even today. That’s why Imgur user “surfacetension” built this amazing stool in the form of a giant 555 chip! The real 555 timer packs […]

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Play That Funky Tune…with Weekend Projects!

Play That Funky Tune…with Weekend Projects!

The LDR Synth is a light-to-sound noisemaker built with relatively common components. Build it on a breadboard, follow our perfboard design, or come up with your own permanent circuit layout. We’ll show you how-to with Weekend Projects!

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Valentine LED Chaser

Valentine LED Chaser

The object of your desire will not be able to resist this heart shaped kitsch-o-tron, lovingly hand-crafted on perfboard with a CD4017B decade counter and 555 astable. But you probably can’t go wrong with flowers and chocolates as well. Just to be on the safe side.

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Building a Basic 555 Timer Circuit with Mark Frauenfelder

Building a Basic 555 Timer Circuit with Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder teaches a crowd at Engadget Expand how to build a basic circuit. Using a 555 timer, breadboard, and some common components, participants used conductive paint to design a touch-circuit on paper. We’ve captured his presentation and you can follow along at home: [youtube=http://youtu.be/SNk_nbi1MqA&w=620&h=349] Originally published Nov. 10, 2013.  

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Projects With Ryan Slaugh: Helpful Circuits

Projects With Ryan Slaugh: Helpful Circuits

In this video, I will show you a few of my most used helpful circuits. They involve using the 555 timer and the Operational Amplifier.

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