Tiny Metronome Using 555 Timer and Buzzer

A metronome is a device that produces an audible click  sound at a regular interval that can be set by the Trimmer Potentiometer , typically in beats per minute (BPM). Musicians use the device to practice playing to a regular pulse.

Musicians practice with metronomes to improve their timing, especially the ability to stick to a tempo. Metronome practice helps internalize a clear sense of timing and tempo. Composers often use a metronome as a standard tempo reference—and may play or sing their work to the metronome to derive beats per minute if they want to indicate that in a composition.

555 Timer IC is a heart of the project, Buzzer used as sound generator, Trimmer Potentiometer provided to set the tempo of sound. circuit works with wide range 5V to 12V and its consumes 30-50mA current. Frequency range adjustable 1Hz to 20Hz. other frequency output possible altering the C3 and PR1.






About 555 Timer

These devices are precision timing circuits capable of producing accurate time delays or oscillation. In the time-delay or mono-stable mode of operation, the timed interval is controlled by a single external resistor and capacitor network. In the a-stable mode of operation, the frequency and duty cycle can be controlled independently with two external resistors and a single external capacitor.

The threshold and trigger levels normally are two-thirds and one-third, respectively, of VCC. These levels can be altered by use of the control-voltage terminal. When the trigger input falls below the trigger level, the flip-flop is set, and the output goes high. If the trigger input is above the trigger level and the threshold input is above the threshold level, the flip-flop is reset and the output is low. The reset (RESET) input can override all other inputs and can be used to initiate a new timing cycle. When RESET goes low, the flip-flop is reset, and the output goes low. When the output is low, a low-impedance path is provided between discharge (DISCH) and ground.

The output circuit is capable of sinking or sourcing current up to 200 mA. Operation is specified for supplies of 5 V to 15 V. With a 5-V supply, output levels are compatible with TTL inputs.