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Remote control ultrasonic switch
C ircuit of a new type of remote control switch is described here. This circuit functions with inaudible (ultrasonic) sound. Sound of frequency up to 20 kHz is audible to human beings. The sound of frequency above 20 kHz is called ultrasonic sound. The circuit described generates (transmits) ultrasonic sound of frequency between 40 and 50 kHz....
Car Wiper Controller
A continuously working wiper in a car may prove to be a nuisance, especially when it is not raining heavily. By using the circuit described here one can vary sweeping rate of the wiper from once a second to once in ten seconds. The circuit comprises two timer NE555 ICs, one CD4017 decade counter, one TIP32 driver transistor, a 2N3055 power...
Scoring Game circuit
You can play this game alone or with your friends. The circuit comprises a timer IC, two decade counters and a display driver along with a 7-segment display. The game is simple. As stated above, it is a scoring game and the competitor who scores 100 points rapidly (in short steps) is the winner. For scoring, one has the option of pressing either...
LED Flasher with 555
This is a very basic circuit for flashing one or more LEDS and also to alternately flash one or more LEDs. It uses a 555 timer setup as an astable multivibrator with a variable frequency. With the preset at its max. the flashing rate of the LED is about 1/2 a second. It can be increased by increasing the value of the capacitor from 10uF to a...
Advanced LED Flasher with 555
This circuit uses three easily available 555 timer ICs. All three work as astable multivibrators. The first 555 has an on period and off period equal to 1 sec. This IC controls the on/ off periods of the other 2 555s which are used to flash two bulbs through the relay contacts. The flashing occurs at a rate of 4 flashes per second. The diodes...
Variable astable frequency oscillator
This is a very simple circuit utilising a 555 timer IC to generate square wave of frequency that can be adjusted by a potentiometer. With values given the frequency can be adjusted from a few Hz to several Khz. To get very low frequencies replace the 0.01uF capacitor with a higher value. The formula to calculate the frequency is given by:...
Negative Voltage from single positive power Supply
Opamps are very useful. But one of their major drawbacks is the requirement of a dual supply. This seriously limits their applications in fields where a dual supply is not affordable or not practicable. This circuit solves the problem to a certain extent. It provides a negative voltage from a single positive supply. This negative voltage...
Over-Under Voltage Cut-Out with 555
This over/under voltage cut-out will save your costly electrical and electronic appliances from the adverse effects of very high and very low mains voltages. The circuit features auto reset and utilises easily available components. It makes use of the comparators available inside 555 timer ICs. Supply is tapped from different points of the...
High-Low Voltage Cutout with delay
Voltage variations and power cuts adversely affect various equip- ment such as TVs, VCRs, music systems and refrigerators. This simple circuit will protect the costly equipment from high as well as low voltages and the voltage surges (when power resumes). It also gives a melodious tune when mains power resumes. When mains voltage is normal, the...
Servo controller with 555
This circuit takes standard 0-10V control voltage (for example from analogue light controlling desk) and outputs a standard 1-2 ms RC servo motors control pulse. Power supply: 4-5V DC (same as for RC servo), consumes 15 mA of current. Control voltage range: 0-10V. Control input impedance: > 30 kohm. Output control signal suitable for RC servo...
Radio Control Motor speed Interface
The second half controls the steering. The mechanical design is a 3 wheeled caddy with the ´single wheel´ actually a closely spaced pair of wheels which are driven by the main drive motor top provide motive power (this is the motor controlled by the first circuit). However the pair are on a motorised swivel arrangement: this second motor is the...
Optical switch detector with 555
When the phototransistor is stroken by IR light it conducts and the voltage between the 1Mohm resistor(arbitrary) and the phototrans drops from VCC to lower values. When the voltage drops lower than VCC/3 the 555 is triggered and goes high (from 0 TO VCC). The amount of light that strike the phototrans necessary to bring his collector to VCC/3...
Flyback Transformer circuit with 555
The 555 is wired as an astable and the capacitor is charged only through the 4,7Kohm trimmer (notice the diode) and discharged only through the 2.2 Kohm trimmer, making the duty cycle full adjustable. The square wave is then feed in a totem pole made up of a 2N3904 and a 2N3906, which are cheap, and easy to find. The totem pole ensures the gate...
LED Traffic Lights for Games
This schematic uses the 555 timer and the 4017 IC to drive 3 LED, to simulate the trafic lights.
AC time delay circuit with 555
Described timer to participate in the current circuit switch - bulb without any modification of existing pipelines. Connect the timer is in Figure 1 The time switch has only two outlets, which is connected in parallel to the button (Fig. 1a) or switch (Fig. 1b). If you use the button works as a classical staircase circuit switch. Connect a...
Flashing LEDs toy with 555
There have described the involvement benefited LM3909 circuit, which is quite expensive. That's why I prefer to use a much cheaper known timer 555th.Involvement of the tree is a very simple scheme is to figure 2 . It is based on several multivibrator used as a favorite flasher timer 555 in the simplest possible involvement. Each flasher controls...
555 LED flasher II
The 555 circuit below is a flashing bicycle light powered with three C or D cells (4.5 volts). The two flashlight lamps will alternately flash at a approximate 1.5 second cycle rate. Using a 4.7K resistor for R1 and a 100K resistor for R2 and a 4.7uF capacitor, the time intervals for the two lamps are 341 milliseconds (T1, upper lamp) and 326...
60 seconds timer with LEDs
The circuit is a 0-60 second timer using timer 555 and two 4017 for LED driving.
18 LED sequencer timer
The question sometimes comes up of how to cascade 4017 decade counters for more than 10 sequencial stages. The LED sequencer below shows a possible solution using a few extra parts. When power is applied, the 15K resistor and 10uF cap at pin 15 will reset the counters to the zero count where pin 3 is at +12 and all other outputs are at zero. The...
AC Lamp Chaser schematic
This circuit is basically the same as the 10 channel LED sequencer with the addition of solid state relays to control the AC lamps. The relay shown in the diagram is a Radio Shack 3 amp unit (part no. 275-310) that requires 1.2 volts DC to activate. No current spec was given but I assume it needs just a few milliamps to light the internal LED. A...
Capacitive Discharge Magnetic Pulser
This is one way of generating an intense magnetic pulse. A charged capacitor is discharged through a loop shaped inductor and an intense magnetic field is generated. This circuit burns a 555 chip which is placed slightly above the loop shaped inductor (L2).
555 timer frequency and duty cycle
555 traffic lights circuit project
LM555 interlocked monostable timer circuit
This circuit is simple. The first 555 timer prevents the second timer from being triggered while the first is running.
Dc to Dc converter using 555 Timer IC
When the power supply input to IC1 is the output pin 3 at a frequency of 1 kHz. The frequency is Q1 and Q2, which will continue to use push pool work interchangeably. If this is the positive output signal Q1 Q2 will run the delete function this reason, C2 and C3 capacitors are half-wave alternating. This US police siren schematic circuit is...
Two sirens sound with ic 555
Operation of the circuit. Circuit is divided into three parts: low frequency production. The manufacturing high frequency and extension of production low frequency is obtained from IC1 connected to astable multi vibrator circuit frequency is set by R1, C2 frequencies that are coming out of pin 3 is about 1 Hz through R2 to be good 5. of IC2, a div
TV remote control blocker using 55
555 timer Electronic roulette wheel circuit and explanation
This electronic circuit is a simple version of an electronic roulette game and is based on the 4017 IC which is a 10 stage decade counter/divider. It is driven by another versatile IC 555 configured as a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO). The 555 timer is connected as an astable multivibrator. When the S1 switch is pressed, the capacitor C3 get
555 timer bassed Electronic lock circuit with explanation
A very simple electronic key code lock circuit that require few external components can be constructed using this schematic diagram. This electronic key code lock circuit is based on a common 555 timer circuit and some other common components. This low cost key code circuit use six switches that needs to be pressed to open the lock, but only two
555 Applications and Examples
A collection of drawings of different 555 applications. Some are drawings of schematics found on the web and in books, and saved for my own reference. I did not save the web pages that these originated from, so some may not have proper attribution. If you will point it out, I will be more than happy to oblige. My thanks to you all.
DC Motor Controller Circuit with NE555
Welcome to the weblog where we discuss about electronic circuits schematics, PCB design, diy kits and electronic projects diagrams. A simple DC motor controller circuit with NE555 is shown here. several DC motor speed contro l circuits are revealed here however this can be the first one using NE555 timer IC. additionally to controlling the motors
Metronome Generator Circuit using NE555
Welcome to the weblog where we discuss about electronic circuits schematics, PCB design, diy kits and electronic projects diagrams. Here is a simple circuit with NE555 IC that can be used to generate metronomes. Such circuit is very useful for those who learn music. The circuit is simply an astable multivibrator NE555 cable around. The components
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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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