Using a 555 and a 4060 to make a strobe circuit?

Ask and answer questions, share tips and resources for installing lighting and other electronics in your models.

Moderators: Sparky, Moderators

Post Reply
User avatar
MillenniumFalsehood
Posts: 15546
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:23 pm
Location: Wichita, KS, USA
Contact:

Using a 555 and a 4060 to make a strobe circuit?

Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:22 pm

I've been wondering if this would work. I have a 555 timer and a 4060 cascade chip, and I'd like to set it up to do a dual blink circuit for the USS Defiant. I want to make the forward strobe blink, then the aft strobes. Can I set these two chips in such a way as to make this work? Is there a diagram that will create this effect?
If a redhead works at a bakery, does that make him a gingerbread man?

Ponies defeat a Star Trek villain? Give them a Star Wars award ceremony!

User avatar
brt
Posts: 1546
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:04 pm
Location: Waiting for the Mothership

Post by brt » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:52 am

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838719

the link looks like it should help and includes an ssm link about the 4060 chip.

the rc thread suggests using a 4017 instead of 4060 as from what I gather, the 4060 splits timing at various intervals per pulse for each pin while the 4017 would sequence. I'm a novice so I'm not sure, but it strikes me that using 2 timing pins on the 4017 would give you the alternating flash you want while the 4060 would just give different durations of flashes?
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”
― William Goldman

User avatar
MillenniumFalsehood
Posts: 15546
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 5:23 pm
Location: Wichita, KS, USA
Contact:

Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:54 am

Thanks for the advice. It looks like the 4017 counter is the perfect solution. :)
If a redhead works at a bakery, does that make him a gingerbread man?

Ponies defeat a Star Trek villain? Give them a Star Wars award ceremony!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests