This guy built a storage ottoman that looks like a giant 555 timer chip


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Also from Evil Mad Scientist: The giant functional 555 timer made from discrete components:


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It’s only a 555 if it says it’s a 555 on top. It could easily be any 8-pin DIP integrated circuit: just paint something else on it; e.g. it could be the classic 741 op amp:


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Get all of Forrest Mims’ books. They are all solid gold.


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There’s a great video of Dave Jones building one of those giant 555 timer kits and then explaining theory and operation.


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Dave is so great! I love EEVblog!


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While the last one with the cat on it is cool looking, it is WAY too small for my cats.


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