Another Stupid Timer Question

Hill Hopper

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Ive built the circut for Martys timer 3 times and still can't get it to work. I've reversed the cap, and it still won't work. The camera just sits there & won't go off. Does it require an additional relay or just hook to the PIR out leads from the relay???????????????????

Getting frustrated

Butch
 



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Butch,

Don't know anything about that timer, BUT if I were you I would buy one of the 3 chips available from either joed,hamiltoe or brian. They all sound like they are top quality(have only tried one of them so far) They are super easy t obuild (couple of lights and couple of  push buttons and your in business).

They all charge about the same and have alot more features than just a timer) i.e. counter,4 or 5 time delays,some have a refresh.

Cant go wrong for $10.

just my opinion:smiley-thumbs-up:
Dave
 

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******,

I went and looked at your pic.I'm not familiar with this timer. But do you have a bread board to set it up on to test it? Also do you have a schematic on this timer? As davered1 suggested I use Brians timer and it works great. After you figure this one out might try one of his or one of the others. I know how frustrating it can be. LOL

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BH,

Double check the Lead ID of the 3 transistors, easy to make a mistake here......

It's hard to compare the pix with the schematic because the pix didnt turn out that good, couldn't make out any obvious problems tho

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Reversed the transistors and the camera fires continuously. I hate electrons. Gonna buy a couple of JoeD's chips. Damn I wish I could get this thing to work for my own satisfaction. Maybe I need to grab the cap to shake me up a little. ^^*%%%%%%*&()(()+_)__*****

Butch
 

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******,

Put that baby in the tinkering pile and work on it in a day or 2. You must be close/but is it worth your sanity???

If you throw it in the tinkering pile the next time you pick it up the problem will probably jump out at you.

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Bought a couple of 555 chips to play with after a client "BOUGHT" ( I know, a dirty word ) a cam I had. Going to play with them and pull my hair out for a few days.

Butch
 

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Gee, I just made a timer found in a radioshack book using a 555 chip. Didn't realize how nasty smoke from a 555 smelled. Daughter kept wanting to see it again. Gotta be a good weekend.

Butch
 


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