Eric Schneider
Published © MIT

555 Timer - LED Blinkie

Exploring the simplicity of the 555 timer through a simple astable mode circuit to make an LED flash.

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555 Timer - LED Blinkie

Things used in this project

Hardware components

555 Timers
555 Timers
×1
Resistor 1k ohm
Resistor 1k ohm
×2
Through Hole Resistor, 470 ohm
Through Hole Resistor, 470 ohm
×1
Capacitor 1 µF
Capacitor 1 µF
×1
Slide Switch
Slide Switch
×1
9V battery (generic)
9V battery (generic)
×1
9V Battery Clip
9V Battery Clip
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1
Custom PCB
Custom PCB
×1

Software apps and online services

Patchr.io

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Solder Wire, Lead Free
Solder Wire, Lead Free

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Schematics

555 Timer LED Blinkie

Can be used to prototype on a breadboard or design your own PCB.

Credits

Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider

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Maker + Artist

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