Author Topic: Fear not the shmidtt trigger oscillator  (Read 580 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline blackbeardTopic starter

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 575
  • Helpful? 4
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?
"sure, you can test your combat robot on kittens... But all your going to do is make kitten juice"

First step: Build androids with AI
Next step: Give them vaginas

Offline Soeren

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,672
  • Helpful? 227
  • Mind Reading: 0.0
Re: Fear not the shmidtt trigger oscillator
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 11:16:12 AM »
Hi,

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

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

 


Get Your Ad Here