Instructables: exploring - technology - 555 http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:06:14 PDT BLOX v1.01 Flashing Heart Using LEDs and 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Heart-Using-LEDs-and-555-Timer/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 05:27:50 PDT
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Rainbow-LED-Driver-An-Alternative-NOT-done-wit/
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SMALL.gif A_Teacher | A_Teacher |Ok, so as far as I can tell, this is a unique brand NEW design. The project is in a few contests on instructables at the moment, if you like what I have made, please Vote for it.Calling all Space Cadets: As a way of motivating folks to make the project, I am currently giving away a ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:48:27 PDT
555 Timer : Universal PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Universal-PWM-Controller/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 15:52:00 PDT
Flashing LED Railroad Lights made with 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-LED-Railroad-Lights-made-with-555-timer/
Flashing LED Railroad Lights made with 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/KKST/HYHGHT6N/F52KKSTHYHGHT6N.SMALL.jpg iburntmyhandwhilesoldering Hey there this is a small circuit i put together with a 555 timer, a few LEDS,some resistors and capacitors.Check it out, Build it and tell me if it works.Thanks! Get the parts!!1 A word of caution:This project is not for people with photosensitive epilepsy.Thank you.Parts Required:R1 and R4: 470...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 05:02:09 PDT
Activate Lights And Other Appliances With Touch And Knocks (under 2$!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Activate-Lights-And-Other-Appliances-With-Touch-An/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 02:02:24 PDT
555 timer IC musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/555-timer-IC-musical-instrument/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:37:04 PDT
Automatic Water-Tank Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Water-Tank-Motor-Controller/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:02:06 PDT
Portable Metal Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Metal-Detector/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:10:28 PDT
Circuit Art: Instructables Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Art-Instructable-Robot/
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:59:55 PDT
555 Voltage Doubler http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Voltage-Doubler/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:29:34 PDT
555 Pocket Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-Keyboard/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 07:43:24 PDT
Dark activated blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 05:03:37 PDT
555 Pocket Synth/Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-SynthKeyboard/
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Sun, 25 May 2014 09:52:08 PDT
555 Timer Flashing Led http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Flashing-Led/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:58:05 PDT
555 PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-PWM-Controller/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:13:22 PDT
How to make a beating heart with LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-beating-heart-with-LEDs/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:29:05 PDT
Three in One: IC/ Continuity Tester, & Signal Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-in-One-IC-Continuity-Tester-Signal-Generator/
Three in One: IC/ Continuity Tester, & Signal Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/8RKU/HRSMYTYF/F4M8RKUHRSMYTYF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/8RKU/HRSMYTYF/F4M8RKUHRSMYTYF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/8RKU/HRSMYTYF/F4M8RKUHRSMYTYF.SMALL.gif russ_hensel When building with integrated circuits most of us spend a good deal of time trouble shooting.  Under these circumstances ( as well as others ) it is nice to know that the chips are working.  This tester checks 4 different types of integrated circuits ( 555 Timer, single op amps, dual op amps, and qu...
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 06:53:35 PST
The Best and Easiest Way to Drive your Flyback http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-and-Easiest-Way-to-Drive-your-Flyback/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:23 PST
The Beeper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Beeper/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:01:51 PST
Another Chemical Agitator http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Chemical-Agitator/
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:50:43 PST
Auto-Off Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Off-Flashlight/
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 05:37:52 PST
Do It Yourself Lab Ware http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-It-Yourself-Lab-Ware/
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:24:36 PST
WIRELESS 555 timer mouse modification http://www.instructables.com/id/WIRELESS-555-timer-mouse-modification/
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Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:14:20 PDT
Run HDD spindle motor using IC 555 + 4017 + L293D http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-HDD-spindle-motor-using-IC-555-4017-L293D/
Run HDD spindle motor using IC 555 + 4017 + L293D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/COEY/HMEXWJ9A/FP8COEYHMEXWJ9A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/COEY/HMEXWJ9A/FP8COEYHMEXWJ9A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/COEY/HMEXWJ9A/FP8COEYHMEXWJ9A.SMALL.jpg hrishi_p Hello All, Here I have tried to run the hard disk with IC 555 and IC 4017 and motor controller IC L293D The idea is simple , Hard disk motor requires 3 shifted pulses to run.You can get information about the stepper motor and running machanism in some other article of instructible. Requirement   - 1...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 02:55:38 PDT
Dub siren http://www.instructables.com/id/Dub-siren/
Dub siren - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/ILJJ/HM8DAX4X/FZDILJJHM8DAX4X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/ILJJ/HM8DAX4X/FZDILJJHM8DAX4X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/ILJJ/HM8DAX4X/FZDILJJHM8DAX4X.SMALL.jpg normanbates We still have some 555s left from the jameco box, so we decided to go with a dub siren.  The dub siren is a fairly simple circuit, ideal for a beginner project.  It makes a myriad of bleeps and sci fi sounds -along with the classic police siren- and, like everything dub, it taste better soaked in de...
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 00:25:42 PDT
Simple POV Blinking leds http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-POV-Blinking-leds/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:55:35 PDT
555 timer flashing led circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/555-timer-flashing-led-circuit/
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:04:47 PDT
Chicken Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Theremin/
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:46:44 PDT
Driv'in Me Batty http://www.instructables.com/id/Drivin-Me-Batty/
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:27:52 PDT
Automated Electrochemistry Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Electrochemistry-Setup/
Automated Electrochemistry Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/50AP/HLJUZUDU/F2W50APHLJUZUDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/50AP/HLJUZUDU/F2W50APHLJUZUDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/50AP/HLJUZUDU/F2W50APHLJUZUDU.SMALL.jpg Onyx Ibex This is a guide for how to fix an electrochemistry instrument for performing cyclic voltammetry and rotating disc electrode techniques. The instrument modification I am demonstrating is very particular to a specific instrument but the modification device can be used in a multitude of different appli...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 14:12:12 PDT
PWM dimmer using NE555 and MOSFET with DIY aluminium case. http://www.instructables.com/id/PWM-dimmer-using-NE555-and-MOSFET-with-DIY-alumini/
PWM dimmer using NE555 and MOSFET with DIY aluminium case. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/RQGO/HLIDBXFL/F9JRQGOHLIDBXFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/RQGO/HLIDBXFL/F9JRQGOHLIDBXFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/RQGO/HLIDBXFL/F9JRQGOHLIDBXFL.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech  a low cost PWM dimmer  using  NE555 and MOSFET  with DIY aluminium case. aluminum case from Aluminum Square Tube. aluminum case  has dual role. first one is            protection cover. and second is    heat sink for MOSFET. Drilling holes POT fixing on aluminum case. MOSFET fixing. ...
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Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:31:25 PDT
Basic 555 Timer LED Flasher Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-555-Timer-LED-Flasher-Circuit/
Basic 555 Timer LED Flasher Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F84/ORHJ/HL5EMEDU/F84ORHJHL5EMEDU.SMALL.jpg concoctory From our build night sponsored by Jameco, this is a fairly basic and common 555 LED Flasher Circuit. Component values may be different but the basic function of a 555 IC is as an oscillator. Required Componenets 1 - 555 Timer IC 2 - 1kohm Resistors 1 - 470kohm Resistor 1 - LED of ...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:59:21 PDT
555 Noise Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Noise-Maker/
555 Noise Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/L0UU/HLA1V1PM/FBSL0UUHLA1V1PM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/L0UU/HLA1V1PM/FBSL0UUHLA1V1PM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/L0UU/HLA1V1PM/FBSL0UUHLA1V1PM.SMALL.jpg slackmasterstan This project was created for our Jameco/Instructables 555 build night at my makerspace, GeeksOK.  Things weren't so successful at first.  We had a poor selection of capacitors, assumed we could wing it, and everyone was short on sleep.  So we managed to get our projects pieced together over the next...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:35:45 PDT
Running LEDs With 555, 74163, 74138 And 74240 http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-LEDs-With-555-74163-74138-And-74240/
Running LEDs With 555, 74163, 74138 And 74240 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/NFMM/HKZ9LOHP/FXINFMMHKZ9LOHP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/NFMM/HKZ9LOHP/FXINFMMHKZ9LOHP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/NFMM/HKZ9LOHP/FXINFMMHKZ9LOHP.SMALL.jpg zerblatt007 I wanted to make a quick project with a 555 timer and see if I could use it as a clock for some running LEDs using the 74 series ICs. This would of course be a perfect arduino project, but it is also nice to know how to do this without any programming. TTL ICs from the 74 series are easy to pull ou...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 05:58:54 PDT
Blinking Bicycle LED Light using 555 w/ case http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-Bicycle-LED-Light-using-555-w-case/
Blinking Bicycle LED Light using 555 w/ case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/YFLE/HLA1UVM7/F0XYFLEHLA1UVM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/YFLE/HLA1UVM7/F0XYFLEHLA1UVM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/YFLE/HLA1UVM7/F0XYFLEHLA1UVM7.SMALL.jpg wazzabi This is a project developed during our "Taller de Inventos" (AKA August Build Night), sponsored by Instructables and Jameco, that provided some of the components for this instructable. It's a LED light originally conceived as an accesory for cyclists, but it could be used for any purpose. The frequ...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:51:23 PDT
PetSafe Pet Barrier Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/PetSafe-Pet-Barrier-Transmitter/
PetSafe Pet Barrier Transmitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/G2U4/HKVKZ49U/F5SG2U4HKVKZ49U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/G2U4/HKVKZ49U/F5SG2U4HKVKZ49U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/G2U4/HKVKZ49U/F5SG2U4HKVKZ49U.SMALL.jpg whyameye Most pet owners are familiar with the concept of a wireless pet containment system: the animal wears a "shock" collar; when the animal is too near an antenna of a transmitter, the animal gets warned with a vibration or beep, then shocked. Typically, the antenna to the transmitter outlines the perime...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 20:04:36 PDT
555 Timer, Variable Blinking Light http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Variable-Blinking-Light/
555 Timer, Variable Blinking Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/R8AC/HKVLM1D4/FM0R8ACHKVLM1D4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/R8AC/HKVLM1D4/FM0R8ACHKVLM1D4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/R8AC/HKVLM1D4/FM0R8ACHKVLM1D4.SMALL.jpg chrwei Thank's to the Instructables Build Night sponsored by http://www.jameco.com/, hosted at http://archreactor.org/, I bring you a 555 timer based project that blinks an LED at a rate that's affected by the intensity of the light in the room! Things you need: - breadboard - 9V battery - LED - couple of...
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:34:43 PDT
Turn signal using 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-signal-using-555-timer/
Turn signal using 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/MU4R/HKPXBMD1/FMUMU4RHKPXBMD1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/MU4R/HKPXBMD1/FMUMU4RHKPXBMD1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/MU4R/HKPXBMD1/FMUMU4RHKPXBMD1.SMALL.jpg MattBruzer A 555 timer is a very popular integrated circuit (chip) that can be used to provide time delays (timer).  The chip contains many transistors, diodes and resistors, including three 5k resistors which is how it got its name. Programmable microcontrollers like the Arduino and the Propeller are very us...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 08:15:03 PDT
555 DC Motor Speed Control http://www.instructables.com/id/555-DC-Motor-Speed-Control/
555 DC Motor Speed Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/GRTE/HK6XAXIY/F61GRTEHK6XAXIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/GRTE/HK6XAXIY/F61GRTEHK6XAXIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/GRTE/HK6XAXIY/F61GRTEHK6XAXIY.SMALL.jpg gavargas This is a pretty cool circuit that allows you to control the speed a DC motor of considerable size! This circuit was made as part of the Jameco and Instructables Hacknight Hosted by H3 Laboratories in El Paso Texas Jameco sent us a grab bag of awesome components that we put into use right away! Bi...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:13:29 PDT
555Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/555Synth/
555Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/EWQ7/HKPWSMY7/F32EWQ7HKPWSMY7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/EWQ7/HKPWSMY7/F32EWQ7HKPWSMY7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/EWQ7/HKPWSMY7/F32EWQ7HKPWSMY7.SMALL.jpg DriesDR This project was created during an Instructables Build Night (in collaboration with Jameco) at Open Garage. Using a 555 timer chip, a couple of synths were created, using different capacitor and resistor values. The project uses a variable resistor to change the synth pitch. Build the basic circui...
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Sun, 25 Aug 2013 14:06:41 PDT
Thankful donation jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Thankful-donation-jar/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/AD39/HKM8YVPU/FRLAD39HKM8YVPU.SMALL.jpg taipeihackerspace This instructable is part of the August Build Night with Jameco at the Taipei Hackerspace. During that event we were making circuits around the 555 timer IC, one basic and fun element of the electronics hacker repertoire, that have a lot of uses and very valuable to know its operation in general. W...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:07:50 PDT
Annoying screaming light http://www.instructables.com/id/Annoying-screaming-light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/M9LR/HKJTDUML/F0NM9LRHKJTDUML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/M9LR/HKJTDUML/F0NM9LRHKJTDUML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/M9LR/HKJTDUML/F0NM9LRHKJTDUML.SMALL.jpg taipeihackerspace This instructable is part of the August Build Night with Jameco at the Taipei Hackerspace. During that event we were making circuits around the 555 timer IC, one basic and fun element of the electronics hacker repertoire, that have a lot of uses and very valuable to know its operation in general. T...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 02:06:00 PDT
Ticking bomb package http://www.instructables.com/id/Ticking-bomb-package/
Ticking bomb package - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/9YGW/HKJRZEM2/F839YGWHKJRZEM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/9YGW/HKJRZEM2/F839YGWHKJRZEM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F83/9YGW/HKJRZEM2/F839YGWHKJRZEM2.SMALL.jpg taipeihackerspace This instructable is part of the August Build Night with Jameco at the Taipei Hackerspace. During that event we were making circuits around the 555 timer IC, one basic and fun element of the electronics hacker repertoire, that have a lot of uses and very valuable to know its operation in general. F...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 01:28:03 PDT
Varicap Controlled 555 Oscillator and Varicap Diode Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Varactor-Controlled-555-Oscillator-and-Varactor-Di/
Varicap Controlled 555 Oscillator and Varicap Diode Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/2GUY/HK1DG16E/FRC2GUYHK1DG16E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/2GUY/HK1DG16E/FRC2GUYHK1DG16E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/2GUY/HK1DG16E/FRC2GUYHK1DG16E.SMALL.jpg gavargas I ordered some Varicap Diodes for radio experiments but decided to learn how to use them by making a Varicap LED 555 Flasher. You should think of getting Varicaps they are really fascinating. My Hackerspace got an awesome package of really awesome Electronics Components, among them several 555 whic...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:56:38 PDT
555 Timer IC/ Flasher Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-IC-Flasher-Circuit/
555 Timer IC/ Flasher Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GJ6X/HJ5ZT8Q0/FPWGJ6XHJ5ZT8Q0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GJ6X/HJ5ZT8Q0/FPWGJ6XHJ5ZT8Q0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/GJ6X/HJ5ZT8Q0/FPWGJ6XHJ5ZT8Q0.SMALL.jpg nick_rivera How to make a simple circuit that flashes an LED using the 555 Timer IC What you will need: -555 Timer -Capacitor(Different values will change the flashing speed) -Resistors ( 1x10kΩ ,  2x1kΩ ) -LED -5v Regulator -Jumpers  -9v Battery -9v Battery Clip Tools: -Solderless Breadboard -Wire clippers ...
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Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:14:11 PDT
555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-1/
555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/5UHN/HIXKEVA8/F5V5UHNHIXKEVA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/5UHN/HIXKEVA8/F5V5UHNHIXKEVA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/5UHN/HIXKEVA8/F5V5UHNHIXKEVA8.SMALL.jpg alilovic007 In this instructable i will teach you every thing you would ever need to know about the 555 timer IC. If you already know about the chip you could check out my slide show titled "47 projects to do with a 555" it will teach you every basic project to use a 555 with, its great for beginners! I do no...
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:31:56 PDT
Economy Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Economy-Flashlight-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/3UWK/HI3TSCAU/FI93UWKHI3TSCAU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/3UWK/HI3TSCAU/FI93UWKHI3TSCAU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/3UWK/HI3TSCAU/FI93UWKHI3TSCAU.SMALL.jpg Mock5 A flashlight that flashes/pulses at ~60 Hz, duty cycle 50%, too fast for the human eye to see it. You can see it flashing with a camera. Parts: 555 timer 8 pin socket for the IC 5x LED (I used high power) 2x 150 ohm resistors 12K resistor (R1) 120K resistor (R2) 2x 0.1 uF caps 2N2222 / BC547 NPN tra...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:47:41 PDT
Hard Drive Tachometer for a Desktop Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/HDD-Tachometer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/DWF1/HI3TRL9U/FYZDWF1HI3TRL9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/DWF1/HI3TRL9U/FYZDWF1HI3TRL9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/DWF1/HI3TRL9U/FYZDWF1HI3TRL9U.SMALL.jpg WWC Tired of the old boring Hard Drive indicator LED, one puney LED. Then one choice is to add a HDD ( hard drive ) Tachometer. This tach will show the HDD activity on a desktop computer. Not for automotive use. Built with the 555 and 4017 combination. But the " Interface " is what makes this work. Tri...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:22:13 PDT
Build a Coin Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-TTL-Logic-Coin-counter/
Build a Coin Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/YR0Q/HHS9W19D/FMCYR0QHHS9W19D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/YR0Q/HHS9W19D/FMCYR0QHHS9W19D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/YR0Q/HHS9W19D/FMCYR0QHHS9W19D.SMALL.jpg sncarter This is a TTL logic coin counter that counts Canadian coins as they are manually sorted and dropped into 6 jars. Apparently some of you want to attempt to build the coin counter which was previously published only as a video demonstration of it operating. Okay here you go, I built this so long ago, ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:05:36 PDT
The paper theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-paper-theremin/
The paper theremin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/MF7M/HHOFPECL/F1AMF7MHHOFPECL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/MF7M/HHOFPECL/F1AMF7MHHOFPECL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/MF7M/HHOFPECL/F1AMF7MHHOFPECL.SMALL.jpg pinomelean We all know that a 555 noisemaker is easy to build. But her's something more original, a 555 paper theremin. It's just a piece of paper with a 555 noisemaker driven by a phototransistor, so it sounds when you place something above it, changing the tone depending of how close the object is. M...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:48:37 PDT