led display using 555 timer?

can anyone help me with a design , i would like to make a 5 letter display using leds that spells my daughters name "TRULY" lighting up each letters one at a time then having them all light up at once then repeat? i am new  and this will be one of my first rojects not out of a kit. any suggestions?

rickharris5 years ago
555 timer running lowly - 4017 decade counter to give you individual outputs for every 555 pulse LED in a box with the letter on the front to light up connected to the 4017 output

Data sheets should tell tyou everything you need to know 4017 is a very common IC.
vince26 (author)  rickharris5 years ago
thanks i just ordered some, i appreciate any info you can give me i will check the data sheets when they arrive, thanks
bwrussell5 years ago
The easy, but more expensive, way is to use a microcontroller, like an Arduino. Then you can simply program the pattern in.