Kitronik 555 Timer Astable (Tone Generator) Kit

Stock code: 2117
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Kitronik 555 Timer Astable (Tone Generator) Kit with batteries

large astable 555 tone generator kit+ 2 pack AA batteries+ 2 pack AA batteries

Total: £4.07ex VAT

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Please note: Instructions for using this product (if available) can be found in the product description.
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Q:
Hello, Can I substitute the variable resistor with an LDR to make a light dependant square wave generator i.e. an interesting interactive noise maker. Thanks
Asked by: Kanouras Antonis
A:
Hello Antonis, Thank you for your question, I am afraid that would not work because of how the PCB is set up to fully connect the circuit you need to use the variable resistor with it's three contact points. Best Regards Cullen
Answered by: Cullen Lewis
19-Nov-18

Q:
can I vary the duty cycle & the frequency? Ideally about to 80%/20% on a 1 second repeat.
I've got various bits & pieces to swap with some of the components.
Asked by: Richard Lowe
A:
You can vary the frequency on our circuit by altering the value of R3 or C1

The frequency = 1.44/(R3 x C1).
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
25-Apr-14

Q:
can I use a version of this basic circuit to drive a relay in a-stable mode? How?
Standard relays; coils can switch at anything 5v & up.
Asked by: Richard
A:
Yes you can use it to drive a relay. The board has a transistor driven output which can be used to connect to a relay.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
24-Apr-14

Q:
Hi, Just a quick question. Can we connect a LED instead of a speaker? What will be the frequency of the LED blink? or for speaker tone, can we adjust the tone to lets say 50 Hz
Asked by: Sathish
A:
Hi Sathish, With the resistor and capacitor combination in that board the minimum frequency you can produce is 4.2kHz. With the right capacitor and resistor values though you should be able to get just about any frequency. If you look at the build instructions for the product which are on this page it lists the formula so you can work out what values you need for any frequency you are after.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
20-Aug-13

Q:
Hello There. Just wanted to check, could I easily substitute the potentiometer for an LDR etc?
Asked by: Graham
A:
Hi Graham! That should be fine. One thing to note is that the resistance/light curve on an LDR drops off exponentially with the amount of light falling on the LDR. This might make it difficult to precisely control the pulse width when compared to using the potentiometer which has a much more linear response.
Answered by: Aaron Sturman
26-Jul-13

Q:
How long could the delay be between each peak, or high, of the wave with the variable resistor on the highest setting?
Asked by: Will
A:
The minimum frequency is 3.2KHz which will give a time of 0.0003125 Seconds. The circuit is explained in the build instructions that can be downloaded on the product page.
Answered by: Kevin Spurr
07-Sep-12

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