I am considering building a frequency counter.  In part of that, I've been learning and playing around with logic chips.  I started by playing with a few decade counters and setting those to count based on pulses from an Arduino.  As I continued, I felt the Arduino was too slow and replaced it with a 555 timer used as an astable multivibrator and only used the Arduino as a power supply.  Then, just to mess around, I put a photoresistor on it and used it to adjust the frequency.  Below are the Fritzing image and a video showing how it works.

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Andrew is the owner of this blog and enjoys computer programming, building things, and photography. He's a pretty busy guy, which explains why updates to this blog are so infrequent.

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