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Re: [TCML] 555 timer
Plug the timer into an 8 pin DIP IC socket, and avoid trying to solder
directly to the 555 pins themselves. The 8 pin DIP socket has longer leads
and makes soldering easy.
On 3/18/08, Scott Bogard <teslas-intern@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey Guys,
> This is off topic I know, so please respond off list. I ordered a
> 555 timer for a small electronics project, and when it came it is
> extremely tiny. Less than a half a centimeter at it's widest point. I
> seem to remember seeing these in Radio Shack (back when they still sold
> components) and they were bigger, about a centimeter long, is there some
> reason mine is tiny. I only care because it is going to be very
> difficult to solder and mount to anything. Thanks guys.
> Scott Bogard.
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