DIY Square-Wave Generator

Introduction: DIY Square-Wave Generator

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Ever wondered how an analog synthesizer actually generates sound? Using some basic components and a 7555 IC, we'll show you how to make your own square-wave generator, allowing you to create small yet powerful and versatile synths of your own!

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Here is a schematic we used in this tutorial: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC

    Here you can see a schematic: https://www.circuitlab.com/circuit/dgv878/variable-hz-7555/
    its a slight variation on the above, with much more satisfactory results.