Arduino PIR Sensor Circuit and Code Example

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an Arduino PIR Sensor. PIR stands for Passive InfraRed. The PIR sensor is widely used in motion detection applications and this project will show you how to use it to control an LED. When the sensor detects motion, the LED will turn on and the event will

555 Timer Police Lights

This 555 Timer Police Lights circuit is an interesting electronics project that simulates the alternating flash of police vehicle lights using LEDs.

The circuit uses a 555 timer IC and a CD4017 decade counter to create the flashing effect. By adjusting the frequency of the 555 timer, you can control how quickly the LEDs flash, mimicking the strobe light effect found on emergency vehicles.

555 Timer Continuity Tester

A continuity tester is an indispensable tool when working with electronic circuits. This 555 Timer Continuity Tester uses a 555 Timer IC to generate an audible tone when a continuous path (continuity) is detected between the two probes. This tester will work with resistances up to 200 kΩ. Additionally, it has an automatic turn-off feature

555 Timer Reaction Game

The 555 Timer Reaction Game is a simple and fun project that tests your reflexes. Using the classic 555 timer IC in conjunction with a CD4026 decade counter with 7-segment output, you can create a game that challenges players to press a button as quickly as possible after a signal starts. Player 1 uses the

555 Timer TV Remote Jammer – Complete Instructions

Here is a nifty little circuit that’s designed to make sure nobody messes with your TV settings while you are watching your favorite show – a 555 timer TV remote jammer! This sneaky device sends out an invisible signal at a frequency that the TV thinks is coming from a remote control. But instead of

555 Timer Music Box – a Synthesizer with 10-Tone Sequencer

This is a fun project to build – a 555 Timer music box! It’s based on two 555 timers, one that sets the tempo of the music, and one that creates the different tones. The sequence of which tones to play is managed by a decade counter IC and some resistors. The Circuit You can

555 Timer Railroad Lights

This is a 555 Timer railroad lights project where two lights are alternating, similar to a railroad crossing signal. The 555 timer is set up in astable mode so that it keeps switching its output between HIGH and LOW, thereby turning on and off the two LEDs connected to the output. The Circuit To build

555 Timer Machine Gun Sound Effect

This 555 Timer machine gun circuit generates a sound that mimics the sound of a machine gun. It is based on a 555 timer IC, which is a popular chip used for creating pulses and timing circuits. The Circuit To build this circuit you’ll need a 555 timer, a speaker, a few capacitors, and a

555 Timer Metronome Circuit

The 555 timer IC is a versatile component that can be used in various circuits, including a metronome. A metronome is a device used by musicians to keep a steady tempo during practice. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a simple metronome using the 555 timer IC. Parts List The Circuit The 555

The Useless Halloween Machine

This year’s Halloween project is a useless machine built with 555 timers. It’s a coffin with a switch. When you flip it off, a dark force rises from the coffin and flips it back on.

Controlling a Servo with 555 Timers

The idea for this project came after we published the simple 555 PWM circuit that controls a DC motor using a PWM signal created by a 555 Timer. I started thinking about the idea of controlling a servo instead.

After some experimentation, I realized that the frequency changed too much when I changed the duty cycle. So my servo would only move at random times.

How to Build a Touch Sensor Circuit

In this project, you will build a touch sensor circuit. It’s a cool and simple circuit that allows you to control an LED with the touch of a finger. And you only need three components, how cool right? You can build this circuit if you’re a total beginner. The Touch Sensor Circuit Diagram You only

Baseball Game with 5-Run Display

Baseball game schematic

If you are into baseball and would like a challenging ‘real-playing action’ baseball game, typically to exhibit your pitching skills, then you might like to construct this one. It is designed around four easily available and inexpensive digital ICs in the 4000 CMOS series along with some passive components.

How To Build A DIY Sugar Dispenser

In this guide, I’ll show you how to build a DIY sugar dispenser using parts made of cardboard.

By making the parts out of cardboard, it’s quick and easy to build and experiment with different ways to have your machine dispense sugar.

When you’ve built a cardboard-based sugar dispenser that you’re happy with, you can consider upgrading it by building the mechanics using other more durable materials (ex laser cutting plastic).

But for now, let’s build our cardboard prototype!

How To Measure Water Tank Depth Using Ultrasonic Sensor

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use an ultrasonic sensor. Specifically, you’ll learn how to use the HC-SR04 module with an Arduino to measure the depth of a water tank.

An ultrasonic sensor is one of those things that some people don’t like getting into just because it sounds complex to use and understand. But the fact is, it’s one of the most accessible and fun accessories for those who like to dabble in microcontrollers.

HC-SR04 Ultrasonic Sensor Front

Build a Cool Christmas Tree Ornament in 5 minutes

Do you want to build something on your own for Christmas, but don’t have much time? Or no experience? Then this project is for you.

One of the easiest ways to make a Christmas circuit that looks cool when you don’t have much time is to use a color-changing LED.

A color-changing LED looks like a normal LED, but it has an integrated chip that controls the LED and automatically cycles through different colors.