555 Timer

555 Timer in Bistable Mode

So far in the 555 timer series I’ve discussed 2 different modes of operation: Astable mode and Monostable mode. There is however, a third less used mode called Bistable mode where the 555 can be configured to output a high or a low on demand. There are no pesky timing resistors or capacitors. The circuit …

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Duty Cycle Oscope

Adjust the Duty Cycle of the 555 Timer without Changing the Frequency

This tutorial explains how to control the duty cycle of the 555 timer’s output. Not only does this design control the duty cycle but the frequency remains relatively stable during the adjustment. This is helpful for a number of applications such as working with pulse width modulation. Schematic: Formulas in the Video:

Math of the 555 Timer

Math of the 555 Timer

If you’ve been following along with the 555 timer series, this video describes how to derive the formula that describes the timing of the circuit. Starting with just 2 components, we’ll work our way to an answer.

Single LED

How to Use an LED

In this weeks video we’ll take a look at how to use an LED. There are tons of LED related projects out there but what if you want to integrate LEDs in your own project? When your finished with this video you’ll be able to pick the appropriate type of LED for your project and …

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555 Timer Circuit

555 Timer Output Stage

The 555 timer has many uses and in this video we’ll explore two different ways to utilize the output. First we’ll see how the the timer can be used to source and sink current and secondly we’ll look at a way to use the timer as a control mechanism for another circuit. If you missed …

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