Evil Mad Science The Three Fives Kit




$35.00 ea.

Take a venerable 555 IC, stick it through a transmorgrifier process, and then you have this clever 555 kit, with the internals broken down to individual components.

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Nothing deters the geeks at Evil Mad Scientists. One day, they're working on LED clocks, the next they are picking the internals out of a 555, and turning it into a... 555. But one you build yourself. A LARGE one!

The venerable "three fives" 555 IC is no doubt one of the classic chips that greybeards talk about fondly. "In mah day, all we had was a 555, a cup of really hot tea, and a towel. And that's how we invented the internet!"

Now EMSL has revamped the 555 into something that sits fully-functional, and proudly on a desk. It's not just a show-piece - it's a fully functional working upscaled version.

It's a great learning tool and geek conversation piece!


Kit size

  • The Three Fives kit printed circuit board is 13.3 x 8cm (5.2 x 3.18")
  • Finished (including the legs and terminal posts), the assembled kit is 13 x 9.9 x 4.3cm (5.2 x 3.9 x 1.7")

Materials and construction

  • The "IC Leg" stand are machined & formed plasitic
  • The circuit board accommodates eight 8-32 threaded inserts for the color-coded terminal posts (included)

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