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Kitronik 555 Timer Astable Solder Kit

Code: A13RJ

  • Build an astable timer kit which alternates between two outputs
  • Practice soldering and get familiar with components
  • Easy to solder with 19 parts

Product details

Kitronik 555 Timer Astable Solder Kit

• Build an astable timer kit which alternates between two outputs
• Practice soldering and get familiar with components
• Easy to solder with 19 parts
• Requires three AA batteries (not included - Order Code L43AL)
• Designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik

What does this kit do?
Build your own doorbell or warning system with this astable timer circuit. The circuit oscillates between high and low at a rate that is decided by the potentiometer (variable resistor). The kit has a choice of two outputs. The logic output can be used to drive another integrated circuit or a speaker (not included) can be connected so the tone is heard.

What is in this kit?
This is a great kit to learn about 555 timer chips and what they can do. The kit produces a square wave output when the switch is pressed. It works by using a 555 timer chip that you can set by altering the resistance of the variable resistor. Get experience soldering resistors, potentiometers (variable resistors), capacitors, IC holders and a switch. This kit requires soldering and may require wire cutters, a screwdriver and wire strippers (not included).

How easy is it to solder?
This kit is easy to solder – perfect for beginners. It’s also a great introduction to 555 timer chips which are used in more complicated circuits as well as GCSE students studying it. Once you’ve built the kit you may want to build an enclosure to protect it (not included), just take care not to block the switch or outputs. This kit requires three AA batteries (not included).
Number of components in the kit? 19 parts
Soldering required Yes
Timer intervals Adjustable
Power supply requirements 3 x AA batteries (not included)
Board Size 40 mm x 40 mm

Bulk Prices

Item code Item name Quantity Price
A13RJ Kitronik 555 Timer Astable Solder Kit (1+) £7.99

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