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A Bedside Lamp Timer Circuit Schematic

The purpose of this circuit is to power a lamp or other appliance for a given time (30 minutes in this case), and then to turn it off. It is useful when reading at bed by night, turning off the bedside lamp automatically in case the reader falls asleep... After turn-on by P1 pushbutton, the LED illuminates for around 25 minutes, but then it starts to blink for two minutes, stops blinking for two minutes and blinks for another two just before switching the lamp off, thus signaling that the on-time is ending. If the user want to prolong the reading, he/she can earn another half-hour of light by pushing on P1. Turning-off the lamp at user's ease is obtained by pushing on P2.... [read more]

9 Second Digital Readout Countdown Timer

This circuit provides a visual 9 second delay using a 7 segment digital readout LED. When the switch is closed, the CD4010 up/down counter is preset to 9 and the 555 timer is disabled with the output held high.... [read more]

Mini Stereo MIXER MIC-LINE for PC Audio Card

Most cards of sound in computer, are deprived stereo input for microphone, on the contrary have stereo input for high level [ Line ]. The circuit uses the input Line of card of sound, in order to we place a two mono stereo microphone, in the input of card of sound. Simultaneously he is more functionnal, after we have the possibility of regulating the gain of stage of microphone and regulating the final level of sound externally and independent for each channel of microphone.... [read more]

Stepper Motor Controller

Stepper motors are available in several versions and sizes with a variety of operating voltages. The advantage of this general-purpose controller is that is can be used with a wide range of operating voltages, from approximately 5 V to 18 V. It can drive the motor with a peak voltage equal to half the supply voltage, so it can easily handle stepper motors designed for voltages between 2.5 V and 9 V.... [read more]

Bell Alarm

If you use a lamp with a motion sensor for outdoor lighting, the original electrical switch is actually no longer necessary. If you replace the switch with the circuit described here, an acoustical signal will be generated each time the outdoor lamp is switched on. It’s thus somewhere between an alarm and a doorbell. The operating principle is simple. A circuit that causes a voltage drop of only a couple of volts is connected in series with the lamp. As the circuit needs a DC voltage, the current for the lamp is passed through a bridge rectifier.... [read more]

Jogging Timer Circuit Diagram

This circuit was developed since a number of visitors of this website requested a timer capable of emitting a beep after one, two, three minutes and so on, for jogging purposes. As shown in the circuit diagram, SW1 is a 1 pole 9 ways Rotary Switch. Setting the switch in position 1, the Piezo sounder emits three short beeps every minute. In position 2 the same thing happens after a 2 minutes delay, and so on, reaching a maximum interval of 9 minutes in position 9.... [read more]