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Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

Growl and Scream Altoids Prank

I had this idea for a growling and screaming altoids tin based on the 555 timer running in astable mode several days ago, and just today while reading Hackaday I see that Dino from Dinofab.com and Hackaweek.com just built it!  I was like, “sonofa…” but then saw he did not implement it quite the way I had planned, so off …..

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HackHut 555 contest entries winners announced

HackHut 555 contest entries winners announced

We have chosen our winners for the mini contest. the winners and more info here:

http://hackhut.com/2011/02/07/555-contest/

Arduimometer Update

Arduimometer Update

First of all, let me say good luck to everyone entering their designs into the 555 contest and kudos to Jeri and everyone involved in the creation of the contest. I wanted to enter, but I’ve been busy with work, school, and getting this damned Arduimometer up and running.

For me, this Arduimometer has been and is going to be one …..

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555 Contest Entry

555 Contest Entry

558 Candle
A single 558 timer is used to drive LEDs as an electronic candle. The circuit approximates the brightness, color and flicker of a real pillar candle. A cluster of 10 yellow and 1 white LED are colocated in a hollow plastic diffuser. 4 of the yellow LEDs are driven by the 4 slow independent timer outputs of the 558 …..

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555 Contest Entries (BadWolf)

555 Contest Entries  (BadWolf)

Good day to all!

I hope you worked all month on your 555 projects to meet up the deadline cause here is mine!

Name: Emergency S.O.S. Beacon

Lovely Codename: Bacon Beacon (There’s a story for this,it’s at the complete end of this page ;P )

Category: Utility

What it is (in short):

The Bacon Beacon or BB is meant to be  life saving device. When …..

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555 Contest Entries (Jay – FightCube)

555 Contest Entries (Jay - FightCube)

Schematic

Schematic

Update 2:

The 555 board for the cradle swing is finished and installed.  For video proof check out this link:

A schematic is also posted above.

The headphone tube amp is also finished.  the high voltage for the tubes is generated by a 555 in astable mode driving a fet and a custom hand wound transformer. For video proof check out …..

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Hello world!

Hello world!

Just found out about HackHut via the 555contest website and decided to join in on the fun.

I’ve had a site over at tumblr, but the format over there isn’t geared towards “hackers” or “makers,” where as here on HackHut, everybody is of like minds with similar interests which leads to a better potential ‘following’.

I’m relatively new the whole Hacking world …..

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attack of the 555 timers

attack of the 555 timers

As some of you know, we are sponsoring the 555 contest. We offered five $20 gift certificates and five sets of 40 555 timers for them to hand out as they see fit. In addition we are having a mini contest here on HackHut for those who choose to host their entry with us. You can read HERE for all …..

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555 contest

555 contest

UPDATE 3/3/2011: We have chosen our winners! All winners were chosen using random.org.

The four winners of 25ct 555 timers are:

stn564     – nicd battery rejuvenator
BadWolf  – Emergency S.O.S. Beacon
cpu86      – capacitance meter
nerd256 – High-Current Driver

And the winner of our 1st prize, a $30 gift certificate to Sparkfun electronics:

FightCube – Nixie Tube Keychain

Congratulations to all our winners, you will be receiving …..

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Dual 555 timer Iambic Touchkey Morse Code Signal Generator

Dual 555 timer Iambic Touchkey Morse Code Signal Generator

Well I saw this thing earlier today:

It’s a Vibroplex thing to make morsecode way faster

(20 to 50 WPM). If you push the small red knob it’s gonna send a continuous signal out of the line while on the other side,the oval paddle actuate a pendulum creating a series of shorts signals,or dits. This way,using the oval paddle you can easily …..

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