555 PWM Motor Controller

555 PWM Motor Controller

“I often face a situation when I want to test a motor, sometimes for my projects, sometimes just to see if it works. The simplest solution is just to connect it to a battery or some kind of power supply …

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Dead Bug Doggie

Dead Bug Doggie

“Dead bug soldering is a style of soldering circuits without using a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).Typically, the goal is to just wire up the circuit so it works, but what if we arrange the components in such a way …

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Executive Decision Maker

Executive Decision Maker

“Ever had to make a decision by flipping a coin? Well the Executive Decision Maker takes that to another level! Based around the ever popular 555 timer, the Exec Decision Maker will help you make all those tricky decisions with …

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Fizzle Loop Synth - 555 Timer

Fizzle Loop Synth - 555 Timer

“The fizzle loop synth came into being after mashing a couple of simple 555 projects together to make one. At the heart of the fizzle loop is a Vactrol a simple little part that is made from an LED and …

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Getting to know the 555

Getting to know the 555

“The 555 was designed back in the early 1970s by Hans Camenzind at the semiconductor company Signetics. It quickly became one of the most popular and used ICs of all time. Data from 2004 shows that it was selling about …

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