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The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 555 Timer

This DIY guide shares simple tricks and hacks to put the 555-timer into action whether you are an enthusiast or beginner. Designer Jesse Rutherford wrote this easy-to-follow book teaching how the 555 timer works and has partnered with Jameco to kit all the components necessary to build the included projects.

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The 555 Timer
The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 555 Timer and Part Kits


Transform circuit schematics into working examples with easy to use full color illustrations. No Soldering Required!

Projects include:

  • Use a breadboard
  • Utilize the 555's pins
  • Trigger "one-shot" mode
  • Blink an LED
  • Generate noises with an oscillator
  • Create a frequency divider
  • Make a bistable flip-flop
  • Source and sink current
  • Build and understand the Atari Punk Console