Whether you knew it or not, we've all touched a 555. They're inside appliances like toaster ovens, microwaves, alarm clocks, little robots, zillions of toys, early computers and even a few spacecraft. They're everywhere!
Don't believe us? According to their original 1971 inventor, Hans Camenzind, production has steadily ramped up to an astonishing 1 BILLION 555s being made per year, and they crossed that threshold in 2003!
For the announcement we put together an example circuit that when connected to a servo lets you control the angle (or position) by turning a potentiometer. Click the Read More button to load it. Read more »