Getting Into IC's (555's Mostly)

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by CarthageForever, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. CarthageForever

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 7, 2009
    Well first off this is my first post, after watching the threads for a while I finally decided to join. Though I am only 14 I am really interested in anything technology, I have had experience in repairing and programing. After taking apart my playstation portable (PSP) I have decided that I would like to get into making circuitry projects as a hobby. Up until now I have been using a solder less breadboard for my projects. I am not a total newbie, I know about resistors, capacitors and how to read and write schematics. But I haven't done a project using an IC yet. I have seen what a 555 timer (8 pin DIP) can do online and would like to attempt something basic so I can get into using them. So can anyone recommend a simple project utilizing the 555 with led's? I have searched around but could not find anything major. Nothing to difficult, something on a beginners level.

    Sorry for the long post, hope somebody could help.
  2. hgmjr


    Jan 28, 2005