Category Archives: 555

Introduction to Breadboarding

An introduction to using solderless breadboards, using a blinking-LED circuit as an example. Continue reading

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(Towards) A 555-Based Computer

Using a zillion (actual count) 555 ICs to make a working digital memory subsystem Continue reading

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Overclock that puppy!

Pushing an astable 555 oscillator far beyond the datasheet frequency specs… Continue reading

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Boolean Logic with 555s

555 ICs make good timers and oscillators. It turns out that they’re also universal digital gates! Continue reading

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