Looking to experiment while handling a bunch of 555 timer parts? Then get interactive with Jameco's selection of 555 Timer tutorial kits. Our parts bundle companion with the 555 Timer Super Combo is great if you want to build parts on a breadboard while reading along. We also carry the Parts Kit and Ultimate Beginner's Guide to the 555 Timer Book - which includes over 100 parts for your experimentation.
Standard Timer Single 8-Pin Plastic DIP Rail
The LM555 is a highly stable controller capable of producing accurate timing pulses. With a monostable operation, the time delay is controlled by one external resistor and one capacitor. With an astable operation, the frequency and duty cycle are accurately controlled by two external resistors and one capacitor.