Timer Counter

555 timer driving a 7 segment LED display with .NET Gadgeteer

Here  is an example of a 555 timer driving a 7 segment LED display with .NET Gadgeteer. It’s an extension of my previous 7 segment LED. The setup looks like this: Timer Counter

I’ve setup a 555 timer rather than write code-based timer. This allows for external control of the tick delay via an interrupt pin… and is a good example for how to wire a 555 in astable mode.

References: 555 timer:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_timer_IC

The source code is located here:

https://github.com/wbsimms/TimerCounting

As usual, pull requests are encouraged!

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