Here is the final (as of this point) wiring on the light controller circuit. I’ll get the power controller for this part added shortly.
This is a really simple circuit with only two IC’s. One is a 555 timer chip that will create a pulse at an interval determined by adjusting a potentiometer (from about 2 a second all the way to about 4 or 5 seconds). This pulse is sent to a 4017 decade counter chip that will cycle outputs after each pulse received. So it basically counts from 1 to 10 and then resets back to 1. What we do with this is set each of the outputs to trigger a transistor and turn on a set of lights. With three lights (red, yellow, green), I chose to cycle through each light 3 times. This leaves me with one output to turn the circuit off. I’ll show how this works on the next schematic post. But for now, you can see that this is a very simple circuit with many other applications. You could even choose to use this to control a two way intersection of lights on say…. a model rail road light.
Traffic Light Controller Circuit
Hopefully this shows up readable, I’m not sure how to post it with a “zoom”. But if anyone happens to want this in the “full size” scan, just shoot me a message with your email. I’ll send it your way.
Until next time! Take care everyone!
-- Dale, Oregon