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Picture of USB Traffic Light
*Update I have made the PCB layout for this Traffic Light*

In this instructable I will show you how to make a USB Traffic Light.

Parts 
(1) LM555 Timer
(1) 10µƒ Electrolytic Capacitor
(1) 0.01µƒ Ceramic Disc Capacitor
(1) 1MΩ 1/4-watt resistor
(2) 4.7KΩ 1/4-watt resistors
(1) 1KΩ 1/4-watt resistor
(1) 10KΩ 1/4-watt resistor
(1) NPN 2N2222 Transistor
(1) USB Male Plug

The Picture of all the parts is in the next step

Step 1:

Picture of
 All the Parts.
 
Mr_Electric (author) 5 years ago
 Well The Switch starts the counting cycle (about 11 seconds) ,which lights the Red LED. The Green is basically connected to an inverter, which is connected to the Red LED output. To change it back, just press the switch. There really is no frequency because you have to manually  switch the colors. I'm working on an automatic one with a yellow LED. 
lemonie5 years ago
This toggles the red/green then?
At what frequency?
When I was a kid I had one of those electronics kits, the traffic light experiment had 3 bulbs and 3 switches...

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Bongmaster5 years ago
so to be correct its USB "powered" ;)

kool use of a 555 tho :3 i got a few to mess with :P