I have a question about using a 555 timer as a flip-flop?
I have it set up so that I get an out put signal that goes High for about 1/2 second, and then goes low for about 1.33 seconds. The problem is that the output is to go through 2 LEDs, the one is supposed to light when the signal goes high, and the other when it is low, since I have the other leg of each LED tied to ground or source respectively. IF you are really familiar with how LED's work, you probably see the problem I have already. When the signal goes high for the first time, the LED tied to ground, lights....and stays lit. The source provides current whether there is a signal out or not.
Is there ANY way around this, without me having to scrap this and redesign it for a 556 ?
NOTE: I've replaced the stock pic with a partial schematic of my circuit
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