Beeper

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by samuel.whiskers, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. samuel.whiskers

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    I'm after a beeper/beacon type circuit - where a tone of x Hz is emitted, for y sec, every z sec. I know I can do it with a trio of 555's, but I get the feeling there will be a more elegant way. I haven't really explored programmable ICs, and don't really have the time to learn at this stage....
    Any ideas/approaches??

    My thought was one 555 running astable (at freq z), which would trigger a 2nd 555 in monostable mode (duration y), which runs the tone gen (555 astable at freq x)...
     
  2. Dodgydave

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    it can be done with two 555, or one 556, or one Cd4093.
     
  3. samuel.whiskers

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    What if I want a 0.5s beep every 20s? Can I get a 555 down to this duty-cycle?
     
  4. Dodgydave

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    yes a 555 will do that.
     
  5. prairietech

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    What you are looking for is an interval timer. Velleman makes a MK111 which can be found on various places using google for less than $10.00.

    Or you can build your own for the learning experience.
     
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