The NE555 timer is one of the most commonly used ICs in the electronics world. It is in the form of DIP 8, meaning that it features 8 pins.
Step 1: View the Video!!!
See the video!
Step 2: Gather Your Materials
The materials list needed for this project is below:
1 x NE555 Timer
1 x 10 nF Non-Polarized Capacitor
1 x Breadboard
1 x Perfboard
1 x LED
1 x 470 K Ohm Resistor
1 x 1 K Ohm Resistor
1 x 220 Ohm Resistor (You can change this value dependant on how bright you want your LED to be)
1 x 1 Microfarad Electrolytic Capacitor
Power Source (5V)
Soldering Iron & Soldering Wire
Step 3: Learning the Workings of the IC | the Pinout
The image attached displays the pinout of the IC. This will help you follow the schematic.
Step 4: Circuit Schematic
To make any circuit, the schematic is essential. The circuit for this project is in the picture.
Step 5: Prototype the Circuit
There is a peculiar spectrum here. Some people like to make projects, and leave them on a breadboard. Others don't use a breadboard.
I always find that it is much easier to prototype a circuit first on a breadboard, rather than doing what many people do, start soldering immediately. The reason being is that it is much easier to correct mistakes on a breadboard than on a perfboard.
Simply connect the circuit as it's drawn on the schematic on the breadboard. I won't show how to use a breadboard in this tutorial, but if you don't know how to use one, please leave me a message, and I will write an instructable about it.
Step 6: Finalize the Project & Solder It!
Like I mentioned before, once you're done prototyping, you can now solder it to make it permanent.
Step 7: Final Comments
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.