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Learn how to create functional gadgets using simple circuits based on the venerable "555." The 555 Timer Oscillator Integrated Circuit chip is one of the most popular chips in the world, and can be used in all sorts of clever ways. These projects will give you hands-on experience with useful, basic circuits that you can use as building blocks for other, more advanced projects. What will you build next?

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Essential 555 IC
July 28, 2020

On this day in 1866, the world saw the installation of the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable. It was a simple technology, but it worked, and worked well enough to help change the world.

The 555 Timer Oscillator Integrated Circuit chip is one of the most popular chips in the world and has been around forever. Well, maybe not in 1866, but long enough....

Build cool projects using the 555 and see what amazing things you can concoct with this venerable device.

Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/catimers.

Essential 555 IC: Design, Configure, and Create Clever Circuits

With this book you'll build a series of unique and useful projects. Each one gets more and more complicated, and you'll learn more as you go along.

Start off with a basic 555 timer IC design concept to build a simple project. Learn how to create a simple form of digital memory that can store data, the basis of every computer system ever created. Build a collection of lighting effect circuits that will flash and animate LEDs in different ways. Use a simple configuration of the 555 timer IC to create a complex traffic light system. You'll even create sound with an audio synthesizer!

No programming is needed to make startlingly functional electronic devices.

Get started today building the next big thing. Or even the next small thing. But build some thing!

Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/catimers.

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