Author Topic: Fear not the shmidtt trigger oscillator  (Read 884 times)

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Offline blackbeardTopic starter

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Fear not the shmidtt trigger oscillator
« on: January 10, 2011, 11:01:13 AM »
Why do people use 555 timer chips all the time? A schmidtt trigger oscillator using a 74hc14 is simpler, cheaper, has 8 possible timers and runs at 5v so why do people use 555 timers?
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Re: Fear not the shmidtt trigger oscillator
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 11:16:12 AM »

I guess size and drive potential are the most important reasons.

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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