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Morse Code with touch button (555)
This simple CPO is for those who want to practice Morse Code in a different way, ie with out the morse key. It can be also used as a touch operated door bell. The popular timer IC555 is wired as astable multivibrator. The frequency (tone) can be changed by varying the 100 K variable resistor between pin 7 and 6 of timer IC555. The volume can be...
INFRARED REMOTE CONTROL TIMER
This infrared remote control timer can be used to turn an appliance on/off for a period of 0.11 second to 110.0 seconds. The circuit comprises two sections, namely, the transmitter section and the receiver section. Fig. 1 shows the IR transmitter section. The astable multivibrator NE555 (IC1) is used to generate a 10kHz modulated IR signal.
IR Remote Control Extender Circuit (Mark 3)
IR appliances use pulses (control signals) sent over a modulated IR carrier wave. The carrier wave may be modulated at various frequencies, 36-38KHz being the most popular.Some Satellite receivers use even higher frequencies than this. The IR1 remote module receives an infra red signal and separates control pulses from the modulation. To...
Bedwetting (Enuresis) Alarm with 555 timer
A simple two tone water alarm that is light enough to be worn on the upper arm of a sleeper is described. It uses two LMC555 CMOS timer chips followed by a complimentary pair of emitter followers to drive an 8 ohm speaker. Power is supplied by a 9 volt transistor radio battery. An modification to produce a siren rather than two tone operation is...
Knight Rider Lights
The 555 timer IC is connected for Astable Operation, the clock pulses are fed to the 4017 IC via the 10K resistor. The 4017 is a 10 stage counter, each of the outputs is connected to the appropriate LED, as some LEDs need to be on for more than one count, we use diodes to avoid a short circuit situation between outputs. The capacitor and...
Metal detector with 555
This circuit detects metal and also magnets. When a magnet is brought close to the 10mH choke, the output frequency changes.
555 LED flasher
This circuit is built around one of the most popular timer integrated circuits, the 555 timer. It will flash the led on and of at regular intervals. From left to right, the two resistors and the capacitor set the time it takes to turn the led on or off, by changing the time it takes to charge the capacitor to trigger the timer. Next is the 555...
Count Down Timer Relay with 555
The 555 is configured in the standard astable oscillator circuit designed to give a square wave cycle at a period of around 1 cycle/sec. A potentiometer is included in the design so the period can be set to exactly 1 second by timing the LED flashesc. A jumper connection is provided so the LED can be turned off. As soon as power is applied to...
Capacitance meter with 555
The tool is based on a NE555 (or LM555) timer i.c., wired as an astable multivibrator. The frequency of the multivibrator is determined by the value of the unknown capacitor Cx. The circuit can be fed by a small battery. I use myself a 9 V block battery which is connected to pins 4 and 8 of the i.c. via an on/off switch. The output of the...
InfraRed Jammer with 555
Here is the circuit diagram of simple but highly effective TV remote jammer circuit. Most of the TV remotes have 38KHz operating frequency. A flood of IR beams in the same frequency can easily confuse the TV receiver and this is the operating principle of our jammer. The circuit is nothing but an astable multivibrator based on NE555 IC. The...
Motor speed controller with timer 555
Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a technique to control analog circuits with a digital output. PWM is used in many applications, Specially to control light intensity and speed on motors. A PWM circuit makes a square wave with a variable width. The pulse width in this circuit can be varied from 5% to 95%. Used in a dimmer, this circuit controls...
Simple Toy Organ using 555
This is a simple oscillator with multiple resistors in serie. When you press any switch, the circuit starts oscillating. You can user variable resistors instead the 1k resistors. Using variable resistors you will be able to tune the frecuency for each note. You cannot be able to press two keys at the same time because the frecuency will change....
With this circuit we can create a altered sound of siren. The oscillator IC1a-b is constituted by two gates NAND, oscillating in very low frequency. This oscillation drive the IC2, that is a electronic switch, which opens and closes in the rythm of oscillation. When closes the switch then the voltage of supply charge the capacitor C3 through the...
2 LED Flasher with 555
The circuit is based on the IC1 that is 555, for the creation of alternate flashes from the two led D1-2, that can be also different colour. The frequency of alternation can be regulated from the trimmer R3 and from the C1, if changes his capacity. The supply can become from a battery or from one separate power supply. A use of circuit is...
Touch Switch with 555
The modern mechanic switches are improved concerning of old technology. We need however many times to replacement some old switch or to check currents bigger than the durability of certain switches or simple we need something with modern appearance. For he and different reasons is essential the up circuit. He is simple in the manufacture and...
A wide rage auto turn OFF timer covering 1 minute to 20 hours in three ranges with S1. As soon as power is applied to the circuit the IC1  starts to oscillate happily and feeds clock pulses to the IC2 . The IC2  and IC3  give a combined count rate of 81920 before the output of the IC3  goes high and turns Q1 on. With...
Video Camera switcher MAX454
The video switcher described here can display the output of two, three, or four cameras on a single monitor. The number of cameras is set by a DIP switch on the circuit board. That feature avoids blank displays if less than four cameras are used by sequencing through only the inputs that are connected to a camera. In the automatic mode, the...
Telephone Hold Line
The UNIVERSAL HOLD circuit detects the dual tone, multi frequency (DTMF) tone that is generated when the # key is pressed and then activates a circuit that partially loads the telephone line so that the central office thinks a phone is still off hook even after it is hung up. When any phone is again picked up, the hold function is canceled.
Emergency Pump Control with 555
A simple Sump Pump Control Circuit using NE555.
A simple SWR meter first needs a calibration to Uv = 100 % (forward power). When switching over to Ur (reflected power) the SWR is indicated. This procedure has to be repeated every time a change is made to the transmit power, antenna tuner or frequency etc. With the help of the following circuit one can read the SWR directly without repeating...
Audible Milliohmmeter with 555
This project uses a four-point resistance measurement process also known as the Kelvin method. This procedure uses a current source to determine the value of an unidentified resistance. A constant current flows through the unknown resistance and the voltage drop across it is measured. Note that the current source and voltage measurement wires...
LCD Car Accelerometer
The circuit is drawn for measurement of acceleration from 1000 mg until + 1000 mg. It can be placed in kantra'n the car and be supplied from the sheath of electric lighter. The circuit includes one indicative LED and a screen LCD. The measurement of acceleration becomes with the use of IC from Analog Devices, the ADXL202. The particular element...
Brakelight Stop flasher
This is basically a flasher circuit modified to turn on and off a bulb instead of a LED. It uses a 555 timer IC working as an astable multivibrator. The flashing rate can be varied from very fast to a maximum of once in 1.5 sec by varying the preset VR1.
Daylight alarm with 555
The circuit presented here wakes you up with a loud alarm at the break of the daylight. Once again the 555 timer is used here. It is working as an astable multivibrator at a frequency of about 1kHz. The circuit's operation can be explained as follows: When no light falls on the LDR, the transistor is pulled high by the variable resistor. Hence...
Electronic Police Siren
This circuit produces a sound similar to the police siren. It makes use of two 555 timer ICs used as astable multivibrators. The frequency is controlled by the pin 5 of the IC. The first IC (left) is wired to work around 1Hz. The 47uF capacitor is charged and discharged periodically and the voltage across it gradually increases and decreases...
Big Ben Sound circuit
This circuit produces the famous Big Ben sound. It produces the "ding dong" sound when switched ON. Basically the circuit alternates between two frequencies which are adjustable. This produces the "ding-dong" sound. The first IC(left) oscillates at about 1Hz. The second IC's tone is modulated by the changing voltage at the output of the first...
Beeper driver with 555
This circuit produces the sound of a beeper like the one in pagers which produces a "beep-beep" sound. Basically the circuit consists of a 555 timer oscillator which is turned ON and OFF periodically. The first IC(left) oscillates at about 1Hz. The second IC is turned ON and OFF by the first IC. The first IC determines how fast the second IC...
infrared beam proximity detector
his circuit can be used as an Infrared beam barrier as well as a proximity detector. The circuit uses the very popular Sharp IR module (Vishay module can also be used). The pin nos. shown in the circuit are for the Sharp & VIshay modules. For other modules please refer to their respective datasheets. The receiver consists of a 555 timer IC...
Wire loop theft alarm
This circuit utilising a 555 timer IC can be used as an alarm system to prevent the theft of your luggage, burglars breaking into your house etc. The alarms goes ON when a thin wire, usually as thin as a hair is broken. The circuit is straightforward. It uses a 555 IC wired as an astable multivibrator to produce a tone of frequency of about...
Rain detector alarm
This circuit gives out an alarm when its sensor is wetted by water. A 555 astable multivibrator is used here which gives a tone of about 1kHz upon detecting water. The sensor when wetted by water completes the circuit and makes the 555 oscillate at about 1kHz. The sensor is also shown in the circuit diagram. It has to placed making an...
Simple Buzzer driver with 555
This very simple circuit just uses a couple of resistors, a capacitor and the easily available 555 timer IC. The 555 is setup as an astable multivibrator operating at a frequency of about 1kHz that produces a shrill noise when switched on. The frequency can be changed by varying the 10K resistor.
Melody generator schematic
This tiny circuit comprising of a single 3 terminal IC UM66 can be built small enough to be placed inside a greeting card and operated off a single 3V flat button cell. There is not much to the circuit. The UM66 is connected to its supply and its output fed to a transistor for amplification. You can either use a 4ohm speaker or a " flat"...
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Ultrasonic distance finder circuit
The circuit described here uses ultrasonic oscillations and operates based on the propagation velocity of these oscillations in the air. Thus, we can easily determine the distance of two points if the time within which the wave travels this distance is measured. There are three main categories of distance measurement methods in use: a) By...
Simple Metal detector circuit with CD4030
Sometimes the precious metals are hidden too deep and are not detected except with complicated devices. In many cases, however, small pieces of precious metal buried near the surface can be detected by relatively simple means. Everyone is very attractive to find something potentially valuable, hidden a few centimeters below the soil. So many...
Fully automatic watering circuit for flower pots
Many times for various reasons we forget or can not water the plants that we have in our homes. And many humidity sensors units just notify us with a beeping sound or with a flashing light, that the pot needs watering. But what if we are away from home? This circuit comes as a solution to this problem. Depending on humidity of the pot at...
Simple deep searching metal detector circuit
The principle behind a metal detector is really very simple. Proof of this is the circuit that follows, in which it proves that the construction of a metal detector can be done in the minute, with few components that we find very easily everywhere. With the circuit of this metal detector, it is possible to detect a metal coin in depth of 90 to...
Sub-Harmonic Bass Converter for Electric Guitars
The sub-harmonic bass generator is a sound producing unit for guitars. The sound it produces looks very much like that of the bass guitar. The octave generator is sometimes quite unusual since it does not produce any of the usual ways of coloring the sound, such as filtering or distortion. Instead, a frequency division system produces outputs...
Echo Depth Sounding Sonar for Boats
In the past the sounding (sea bottom measurement) was done with the "bullet", that is, with a heavy lead object that the seamen plucked into the sea hung from a calibrated rope. As soon as the "bullet" reached the bottom, the depth appeared directly from the calibration of the rope. This arrangement still exists in some yachts. The big...
100W HiFi Audio Amplifier Circuit
This Amplifier was designed to have the following specifications: Distortion less than 0.1% at full power of 100W even at 20KHz. Power has to be attributed to an extended bandwidth. The output transistors must be protected against short circuits. The power supply must be symmetrical so that no electrolytic capacitors are needed at the outlet....
Plant-Pot Water Level Indicator Circuit
A series of LEDs serve to alert the gardener when plants need water. Using two conventional digital integrated LEDs and a series of LEDs, we make a very useful device for gardening. The device detects the amount of water in the pot and alerts the grower. The circuit of the device is shown in Figure 2. The water detection is made from the bottom...
Analogue Sound Preasure dB-Meter Circuit
The best human ear can capture sounds from 20Hz to 20KHz. These limits are known to be the broadest that can exist. Normally the normal limits range from 100Hz to about 13KHz and depend on the age and health of the individual. We for our measurements and to have a good accuracy we will get the limits of 20Hz to 20KHz. A sound to be heard does...
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