555 project part 1

Two years ago I had my students prototyping a simple 555 based LED flasher circuit on breadboards.

Prototype on mini breadboard

The next step involved transferring this to strip board so they could make a permanent circuit to take home. This part of the process proved troublesome as Veroboard is difficult to work with due to the close spacing of tracks, and the inability of students to follow placement instructions precisely.

In 2020 we started the year, but then COVID-19 intervened and students did not attend school, so did not build physical projects or do soldering.

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