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Spooktacular Circuits: Halloween Blinking Creature Eyes

We will use a 555 IC to simulate blinking eyes. The 555 will allow the eyes to glow for a few seconds, then blink off for a fraction of a second. Cut eyes out of a toilet paper tube, put the circuit inside, and hide them in the bushes for Halloween!

A description of the various pins on the 555 can be found here.

To ease calculation of the period, frequency, and duty cycle of a 555 circuit, you can use an online calculator.

You can see video of the spooky eyes in action here.

halloween_blinking_creature_eyes.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/13 18:00 by glassgiant