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How To Configure a 555 Timer IC

By Philip Kane
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I took a conference call from a group of young automotive engineers interning at NASCAR seeking assistance on their project to improve function and reliability of remotely operated track bar positioning system in NASCAR Sprint Cup cars.

Driver control of the track bar position has been problematic so far, the current system(s) is not optimal. I had been hearing of trouble with the track bars during this year’s racing season, everything from poor feedback, out of control track bar controllers to weak systems failing for a variety of reasons. Of course, drivers make mistakes, too.

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