Hey Beginners - Flashing Led With an IC 555 for Dummies.. Basics of Electronics

About: I'm a hardcore physics, engineering, NASA and SpaceX fanatic and I love to write. I like to make wacky contraptions when I'm bored.

Before you get into making this circuit.. learn a bit of basics in electronics.. like.. how to use a breadboard... basic components used in electronics and stuff... there are a lot of tutorials on youtube..!!!

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Step 1: WATCH THE VIDEO.. Get an Idea of What You're Upto...

The video explains the process of making this simple circuit..

components you'll need :

1x - NE555 Bipolar Timer
1x - LED (Red)

1x - 470K Resistor (1/4W)

2x - 1K Resistor (1/4W)

1x - 1uF Electrolytic Capacitor (16V)

1x - 9V Voltage Battery

1x - battery connector

Step 2: This the Circuit You Are Going to Design.. Observe

This is what you will be designing.. to understand this you'll have to learn the basics as said earlier...

Step 3: Keep Your Breadboards Ready....

You'll need 1 breadboard to complete this circuit...

Step 4: Connect Your Battery Connector to the Sides of the Breadboard...

Connect your battery connector to the terminals in the sides of the Breadboards.. connect the positive(+) to one side and the negative(-) to the other...

WARNING : CONNECT THE BATTERY CONNECTOR BUT NOT THE BATTERY ITSELF...

Step 5: Place All Your Components As You Wish in Their Places...

Place all the components across the breadboard.. do not sandwich the components together in one place..

TIP: remember the positive terminal of the capacitor and LED..

Step 6: Make the Connections

Make the connections as shown in the circuit above

Step 7: CONGRATS.. YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR FIRST CIRCUIT..

IF YOU EVER HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE CIRCUIT.. DO NOT HESITATE TO LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW..

PLEASE HELP ME CORRECT IF THERE ARE ANY MISTAKES..

HOPE THIS HELPED..!!!

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    Karthik Raj

    4 years ago on Introduction

    yeah, even I started of from a similar instructable.. but now am able to construct complex circuits..

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    barista

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Well done. It's often easy for those of us who have more experience to think of this sort of thing as 'easy' or 'basic' but we all had to start somewhere.

    I started with a book of 555 projects and the pleasure of building something and getting it to work (or figuring out why it doesn't) is priceless.