How to Build a Control Circuit with Adjustable Working Time via Wi-Fi
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How to Build a Control Circuit with Adjustable Working Time via Wi-Fi

In this article, you'll learn how to build a system that can turn DC loads on and off using a mobile application. You'll also learn how to perform this task via immediate actions or via timers set in advance for switching loads on and off. by Yahya Tawil You can implement this system...

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Arduino Countdown Timer
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Arduino Countdown Timer

Ardumotive.com shows us how to build a 2-digit countdown timer using Arduino. In this Instructables guide I will show you how to make your own Arduino two digit countdown timer. I made my own circuit by using the ATmega328 micro controller but this is an optional step. In this guide...

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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)
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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip (CMOS version)

Ken Shirriff reverse engineer the CMOS version of 555 timer IC and explains how it works. This article explains how the LMC555 timer chip works, from the tiny transistors and resistors on the silicon chip, to the functional units such as comparators and current mirrors that make it...

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PIC16F628A Programmable Digital Timer
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PIC16F628A Programmable Digital Timer

Raj Bhatt shared another project with us. This time is a programmable digital timer with relay switch based on PIC16F628A. Programmable relays find use in numerous automation applications such as automatic street light control, watering and pump control, HVAC, home automation, power...

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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip
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Reverse engineering the popular 555 timer chip

Ken Shirriff wrote an article on reverse engineering the 555 timer chip, He writes: This article explains how the LMC555 timer chip works, from the tiny transistors and resistors on the silicon chip, to the functional units such as comparators and current mirrors that make it work....

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DC Motor Speed and Direction Controller
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DC Motor Speed and Direction Controller

DC Motor Speed and direction controller project based on L293D H-Bridge and 555 Timer IC. 555 Generate PWM and L293D works as output driver. The 293D provides bidirectional drive current up to 600mA a voltage from 5V to 12V. L293D includes the output clamping diodes for...

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ATTiny25 based tea timer
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ATTiny25 based tea timer

Michael @ acidbourbon.wordpress.com has built the “perfect” tea timer project. He wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: Maybe you just drink coffee. Then this article is not particularly interesting for you. But if you like a cup of black or green tea once in a while...

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555 Timer Teardown
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555 Timer Teardown

Ken Shirriff has done a detailed teardown of the popular 555 timer IC. Let's take a look inside this little chip: Given the popularity of the 555 timer, I thought it would be interesting to find out what’s inside the 555 timer and how it works. While the 555 timer is usually sold...

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