Instructables: exploring - technology - 555 http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 May 2015 19:06:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/GaussGun-Coil-Gun-Electronics-and-Engineering-Proj/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:21:03 PDT
PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot (With a GUI !) http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Controlled-Wireless-Bluetooth-Robot-With-a-GUI/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:16:20 PDT
Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-led-flasher-simplepowerfull-and-effective/
Power led flasher-simple,powerfull and effective!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/R1AE/I8U15ONR/F7RR1AEI8U15ONR.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari hii guys,yesterday i was searching the internet for a flasher or strobe which i would use to slow motion photography or simply fun!!! ;) but i couldnt find any cheap and reliable alternative for those professional strobe light.then a thought struck in my mind that probably i could make one at home u...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:00:20 PDT
Blinking an LED with a 555 Timer Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-an-LED-with-a-555-Timer-Circuit/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:55:07 PDT
Fish Tank Auto Illumination http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Tank-Auto-Illumination/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:28:26 PDT
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-circuits-of-switched-mode-power-supply-based-o/
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SMALL.jpg Milen Today the switched mode power supplies (SMPS) are widely used in the electronic devices. Compared with the linear ones, they have the advantages to be more efficient, to occupy smaller place and to be cheaper. The only their disadvantage is that they are noisy and in some cases require nice fil...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:19:20 PDT
The 555 All Star Sqonk Box Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/The-555-All-Star-Sqonk-Box-Synth/
The 555 All Star Sqonk Box Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/B9PL/I7D66RGN/FGSB9PLI7D66RGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/B9PL/I7D66RGN/FGSB9PLI7D66RGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/B9PL/I7D66RGN/FGSB9PLI7D66RGN.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg This is a synth i built a while ago. It's designed by Dino Segovis (Youtube: Hackaweek). It's monophonic meaning that it plays one note at a time. If more than one button is pushed, the added resistance value will produce a higher tone instead of two tones. Mine has a problem with the amplifier but ...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:44:06 PDT
how to make police light circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-police-light-circuit/
how to make police light circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/NWCL/I7ELB2UR/FIVNWCLI7ELB2UR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/NWCL/I7ELB2UR/FIVNWCLI7ELB2UR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/NWCL/I7ELB2UR/FIVNWCLI7ELB2UR.SMALL.jpg alok014 This is my first instructables project about the police lightit is fun working with it and VERY SIMPLE circuit material required 555 ic 10 k resistance R1,R2 10 uf capacitor led L1,L2 5 v dc supply jumper wires breadboard add resistance R1 between the 8th and 7th pin of ic and R2 betw...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:43:06 PDT
Motor Driver Using 555 Timer IC http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Driver-Using-555-Timer-IC/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 05:22:35 PDT
REACTION TIMER / NUMBER STOP GAME http://www.instructables.com/id/REACTION-TIMER-NUMBER-STOP-GAME/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:33:47 PST
Make Your Own Desktop LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Desktop-LED-Lamp/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:09:50 PST
Micro 555 BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-555-BEAM-robot/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:07:28 PST
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
Dark Activated Relay Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Activated-Relay-Circuit/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:28:34 PST
Drawdio http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawdio-4/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 07:37:27 PST
CD/DVD Bipolar Motor Driver W/o Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/CDDVD-Bipolar-Motor-Driver-Wo-Microcontroller/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:33:41 PST
Understanding the Laser Shooting Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Understanding-the-Laser-Shooting-Game/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:00:07 PST
Motion sensitive glowing eyes that light up randomly and wink out slowly http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-sensitive-glowing-eyes-that-light-up-random/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 11:44:09 PST
Atari Punk Console - FabLab NerveCentre http://www.instructables.com/id/Atari-Punk-Console-FabLab-NerveCentre/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:13:29 PDT
LED fading with a 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-fading-with-a-555-timer/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:49:44 PDT
555 Timer Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Basics/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:09:33 PDT
Remix: build your own 555 http://www.instructables.com/id/Remix-build-your-own-555/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 08:17:30 PDT
Semaphore for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Semaphore-for-beginners/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 17:47:43 PDT
Micro 555 timer circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Micro 555 timer circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK1/LVZU/I7MX2K9C/FK1LVZUI7MX2K9C.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean At 10mm x 10mm, this is one of the smallest 555 I.C circuits you'll ever see! The Idea So far this has just been a project of mine to shrink down a 555 timer circuit as small as I can using micro electronics.It has later evolved into making the circuit dark activated, and now the idea is to use L...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
Biodata Sonification http://www.instructables.com/id/Biodata-Sonification/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:08:05 PDT
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$!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Activate-Lights-And-Other-Appliances-With-Touch-An/
Activate Lights And Other Appliances With Touch And Knocks (under 2$!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey, everyone! In this Instructable, I will show you how to control devices such as lamps and fans, by using knocks and touch! These are just other ways to activate household appliances, instead of using conventional switches. This project is handy for those wanting to make their homes "smarter" and...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 02:02:24 PDT
Arduino for Greenhouse, Garden or Growbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-for-Greenhouse-Garden-or-Growbox/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:08:27 PDT
555 timer IC musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/555-timer-IC-musical-instrument/
555 timer IC musical instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/MLJ9/HX1W3CSA/F54MLJ9HX1W3CSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/MLJ9/HX1W3CSA/F54MLJ9HX1W3CSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/MLJ9/HX1W3CSA/F54MLJ9HX1W3CSA.SMALL.jpg GhoustDoggy I have seen many posts about 555 timer IC and I worked with it in school, but we did not make a music whit it so I made one.List of parts is on diagram, I made box by myself,but you can use box from some old device, and I made some modification to circuit I aded a potentiometer before the line of b...
By: GhoustDoggy

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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/
Automatic Water-Tank Motor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/RA3Z/HWX48XSZ/FS0RA3ZHWX48XSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/RA3Z/HWX48XSZ/FS0RA3ZHWX48XSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS0/RA3Z/HWX48XSZ/FS0RA3ZHWX48XSZ.SMALL.jpg Samartist You can see the working of this controller explained in the lovely diagram...Its a simple controller, which would help to turn the water pump on, when your water tank is empty, and will turn it off when the tank gets full, and will keep it turned off until the tank is empty... Working The lower s...
By: Samartist

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 03:02:06 PDT
Portable Metal Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Metal-Detector/
Portable Metal Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/0ZQT/HWJJVU8H/F140ZQTHWJJVU8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/0ZQT/HWJJVU8H/F140ZQTHWJJVU8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/0ZQT/HWJJVU8H/F140ZQTHWJJVU8H.SMALL.jpg jaimealmeida This instructable is just another way to make one cheap and easy portable Metal Detector, using one of the 50 555's schemes that is available in the internet, in this book: http://www.talkingelectronics.com/projects/50%20-...I've simply made my own portable metal detector with some little improveme...
By: jaimealmeida

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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/
Circuit Art: Instructables Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/M45S/HWIMWA87/FU6M45SHWIMWA87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/M45S/HWIMWA87/FU6M45SHWIMWA87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/M45S/HWIMWA87/FU6M45SHWIMWA87.SMALL.jpg bergerab Since I was a kid I was fascinated with the connection between art and technology. The fascination began when I first saw Silicon Art on the Discovery Channel. Now that I make circuits of my own, I want to show tribute to those who continue to keep this art alive. My Instructables robot circuit util...
By: bergerab

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:59:55 PDT
555 Voltage Doubler http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Voltage-Doubler/
555 Voltage Doubler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/A6FU/HVTWGWNK/FGEA6FUHVTWGWNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/A6FU/HVTWGWNK/FGEA6FUHVTWGWNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/A6FU/HVTWGWNK/FGEA6FUHVTWGWNK.SMALL.jpg MrSirLRD Batteries are a great way to add portable power to your project/device but often you require higher voltages than a single (or multiple) batteries can provide, this usually means connecting many batteries together to get the required voltage (which could add unwanted weight).This Instructable uses a...
By: MrSirLRD

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Fri, 30 May 2014 19:29:34 PDT
555 Pocket Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-Keyboard/
555 Pocket Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/JK06/HVTFS0HJ/FJ4JK06HVTFS0HJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/JK06/HVTFS0HJ/FJ4JK06HVTFS0HJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/JK06/HVTFS0HJ/FJ4JK06HVTFS0HJ.SMALL.jpg Samartist Hello every body, this is a 555 timer-musical-keyboard project, with exact sounds of the key, i saw a project here...http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-SynthKe...but in this project, the keys don't give exact notes, so i designed a few things, added a few potentiometers to the circuit which ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 07:43:24 PDT
555 Pocket Synth/Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-SynthKeyboard/
555 Pocket Synth/Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GUAY/HWRC4T22/F6YGUAYHWRC4T22.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GUAY/HWRC4T22/F6YGUAYHWRC4T22.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/GUAY/HWRC4T22/F6YGUAYHWRC4T22.SMALL.jpg bergerab Hello! Welcome to my instructable. Before we begin talking about how to build this synth, Ill present the basic skills and knowledge that is required... You should know these things:- Ohm's Law - What a resistor is- How to solder (semi-decently)That's really all you must know to put this noise-maker...
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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/
555 Timer Flashing Led - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/L13O/HUBWU63Q/F76L13OHUBWU63Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/L13O/HUBWU63Q/F76L13OHUBWU63Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/L13O/HUBWU63Q/F76L13OHUBWU63Q.SMALL.jpg alilovic007 This circuit uses the 555 timer in an astable operating mode which generates a continuous output via Pin 3 in the form of a square wave. This turns the LED (D1) on and off. The speed at which the LED (D1) is turned on and off is set by the values of R1 and R2. Circuit 555 Timer Flashing Led and P...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:58:05 PDT
555 PWM Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/555-PWM-Controller/
555 PWM Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/E6TV/HU842VZX/FPJE6TVHU842VZX.SMALL.jpg jjveleber The following instructions are intended to guide the assembly of a kit project you may have purchased from me at a Maker Faire or that you put together yourself here: Components & PCB. The purpose of this project is to learn a bit about hobby electronics, teach yourself some soldering and have u...
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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/
How to make a beating heart with LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/WHGC/HTBIX8D3/FMEWHGCHTBIX8D3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/WHGC/HTBIX8D3/FMEWHGCHTBIX8D3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/WHGC/HTBIX8D3/FMEWHGCHTBIX8D3.SMALL.jpg abu7li Hi there, this my first try to add somthing to the site, it might not be that good, but next time it will be better :) My wife asked me once to make something for her using LEDs will i guess i made the right thing for her :) the project is quite simple to make. all you need is a set of  LEDs, 555 ...
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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...
By: russ_hensel

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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/
The Best and Easiest Way to Drive your Flyback - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/A40S/HR3EF6RK/F7CA40SHR3EF6RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/A40S/HR3EF6RK/F7CA40SHR3EF6RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7C/A40S/HR3EF6RK/F7CA40SHR3EF6RK.SMALL.jpg corbonzo In this instructable I'll be showing you a super simply way to drive your flybacks! because i know for a fact that I'm tired of transistor type drivers and even the ZVS's are a pain. So get ready for this because I'm sure it'll make you excited as it did for me! heres my video tutorial for some mo...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:23 PST
The Beeper http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Beeper/
The Beeper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/17LL/HQOJJIV7/F6V17LLHQOJJIV7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/17LL/HQOJJIV7/F6V17LLHQOJJIV7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/17LL/HQOJJIV7/F6V17LLHQOJJIV7.SMALL.jpg Ploopy A little device that constantly beeps. Explenation If you turn the pointiometer (Variable Resistor) the beeping will go faster/slower. Materials 1. 555 timer chip2. 220r resistor3. 50k variable resistor4. 36uf capacitor5. 5v piezo beeper6. breadboard Hook Up Now you just build the circuit f...
By: Ploopy

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:01:51 PST
Another Chemical Agitator http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Chemical-Agitator/
Another Chemical Agitator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/RAWY/HQJDTA5F/FU1RAWYHQJDTA5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/RAWY/HQJDTA5F/FU1RAWYHQJDTA5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/RAWY/HQJDTA5F/FU1RAWYHQJDTA5F.SMALL.jpg TSJWang Hi Instructables,Over the past years I have been making PCBs by just watching it etch away. Sometimes I would heat up the chemicals in the microwave, jiggle it around manually, use a stirrer, or a straw to facilitate the etching process. You all probably know that by agitating the etchant, it etches...
By: TSJWang

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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:50:43 PST
Auto-Off Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Off-Flashlight/
Auto-Off Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/EKQA/HPJOJ3XZ/FH9EKQAHPJOJ3XZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/EKQA/HPJOJ3XZ/FH9EKQAHPJOJ3XZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/EKQA/HPJOJ3XZ/FH9EKQAHPJOJ3XZ.SMALL.jpg jim_2000 The Auto-Off Flashlight  is a battery powered flashlight that turns on by shaking and stays on at full brightness for seven minutes then automatically turns off.  The light can be reset by shaking the flashlight at any time.  Its based on a low power CMOS 555 timer and a MOSFET switch.  The current ...
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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/
WIRELESS 555 timer mouse modification - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/6LIX/HMMF0XNZ/F046LIXHMMF0XNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/6LIX/HMMF0XNZ/F046LIXHMMF0XNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/6LIX/HMMF0XNZ/F046LIXHMMF0XNZ.SMALL.jpg TSJWang First of all, my blog/the original. Second of all, I would like to mention how easy Instructables is to use. It's just so much easier to give instructions when you can label your pictures and answer comments. Lets get to business... A couple years ago I followed this instructable: Add a rapid-fir...
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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