[sdiy] NE566 Boon

Tim Ressel timr at circuitabbey.com
Sun Feb 25 18:46:38 CET 2018


Yes yes, but my question was more along the lines of a cool project idea 
for the chips I have. The chaos generator sounded interesting: cross 
connect two (or more) 556s with attenuverters. Maybe a drone generator 
with cv inputs. Guess I'll pick up the Henry book at some point.

--tr


On 2/25/2018 8:39 AM, blacet at blacet.com wrote:
> Then there was the ICL8038 function generator (more useful) and the 
> XR2240 long range timer. The later inspired the Blacet DPG and Binary 
> Zone.
>
> In general, these devices, especially in simple kit form, can be 
> inspirational to younger folks.
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message ----------
>
> Surely the XR2206 is a much more capable and sophisticated chip.
>
> And it's available in very cheap entry level kits like this:
> https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/401320404813
>
> On Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:08 AM, Tim Ressel <timr at circuitabbey.com 
> <mailto:timr at circuitabbey.com>> wrote:
>
>     I used to lament the death of the 566 until I realized you can
>     take a processor with a built-in DAC and pretty much do the same
>     thing. Probably better in fact. Sometimes letting go of the past
>     can be hard.
>
>     --tr
>
>
>     On 2/25/2018 6:03 AM, blacet at blacet.com <mailto:blacet at blacet.com>
>     wrote:
>
>         I vaguely remember, this -- a 10:1 range function generator.
>         Probably had some and tossed them as more or less useless for
>         EM. But chaos might be a possibility.
>
>         Also confused them with the 565 PLL and the 556 dual timer,
>         which is four comparators and two flip-flops in one package.
>         Might be useful.
>
>
>
>         -------- Original Message ----------
>
>         I still have a few NE566s that I bought at Radio Shack back in
>         the day.
>
>         Hmmmm... how about some sort of "chaos" generator with
>         multiple 566s
>         cross modulating each other?
>
>         - Oren
>
>
>         On 2/24/18 10:41 AM, Tim Ressel wrote:
>         > Hi y'all,
>         >
>         > I just found half a dozen NE566s in my stash and now I want
>         to make a
>         > module with them. Any ideas?
>         >
>
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