The 555 chip is iconic and timeless and we have featured many products using the 555 over the years. What caught our eye with this kit was that it enables the builder to explore the three most common application modes of the 555, astable, monostable and bistable.
This kit is all through-hole components which makes it very friendly for those who are new to soldering. It uses jumpers on header pins which can be swapped into different positions to enable the three basic modes of operation. With variable resistors to adjust the timers and LED outputs, there’s a lot you can learn from learn this little kit. Combining those features with it’s reasonable price makes it this a great option for those delivering electronics education or more practical soldering workshops.