4017 Beacon


4017 Beacon Kit

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The 4017 is a 5-stage Johnson counter that has 10 outputs which turn on one after another. This IC is a commonly used 4000 series part and can be used in many scenarios including finite state machines, simple counters, and even time division. In this kit you will build a 4017 based beacon that can be used for RC drones and planes for locating fallen craft or for solder practice!

Product Specifics
  • Component Count : 25
  • Battery Powered? : No
  • Operating Voltage : 5V
  • Operating Frequency : N/A
  • Output Voltage : N/A
  • Output Current : N/A
  • Dimensions (PCB) : 59mm x 35mm
  • Mounting Holes : Yes
  • Prebuilt : No – Kit form
  • Batteries Not Included

The 4017 Beacon is an ideal project for use in the classroom as it can be built in under an hour, has an audio element, and is simple in design. The 4017 Beacon kit is also ideal for use as an emergency beacon in remote controlled vehicle applications where an audible beep can be helpful in location. Other application examples for the 4017 Beacon kit would include door alarms, window alarms, gate alarms, and sensory alarms. For those who want a visual 4017-based project then the 4017 light chaser is a good alternative as this includes a light chaser sequence based on the 4017.

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