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    Arduino vs 555 Timer - Tiny Slot Car Racers

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    "Should have used a 555!" A special breed of makers often boasts in comments about simple Arduino projects. But are they right or wrong..or is there more to it besides a simple choice? Clem finds out with a fun-only project so nobody can argue about its purpose! A tiny electronic slot racing tabletop game! Once built with a 555 timer circuit and rebuilt with an Arduino and some simple code. Both perform the same function..but which one is better?

     

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    Bill of Material:

     

    Product NameManufacturerQuantityBuy KitBuy Kit
    NE555PNE555PTI1Buy NowBuy Now
    Resistor MCF 0.25W 1MMULTICOMP PRO1Buy NowBuy Now
    resistorMCF 0.25W 10KMULTICOMP PRO1Buy NowBuy Now
    Cap 1uFEpcos1Buy NowBuy Now
    Cap 0,1ufEpcos1Buy NowBuy Now
    LM7808ST1Buy NowBuy Now
    RZ03-1C4-D005RZ03-1C4-D005Schrack / TE2Buy NowBuy Now
    Arduino nano EveryArduino1Buy NowBuy Now
    RED LED 5Vkingbright1Buy NowBuy Now
    Resistor 390 ohmMULTICOMP PRO1Buy NowBuy Now

     

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    Arcade style buttons