555 Timer

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This is one of the most popular ICs of all time. It can be used to create a multitude of circuits

Specs: http://www.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ne555.pdf

Voltage In: 4.5 V ~ 16 V

Current Supply: 10 mA

Highlights: Can be used to make counters, timers, waveforms, servo drivers, etc etc

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Package comes in 8 PDIP, look up 556 for dual counter