The end of the 555?
I love time; the more I can have of it, the better. Unfortunately our time is limited, but running tasks in parallel feels as if we have more of it to spend. Timers are important in parallel processes as they can provide start, pause and stop signals without human intervention. The 555 is the electronics engineer’s default timer but, as versatile as it may be, it isn’t suited for every application. Here is a project that tries to remedy that.