Tic Tic Sound using IC 555

Published  May 15, 2015   2
J Jayant
Ticking Sound Circuit using IC 555

This is a 555 timer IC based fun circuit which generates a sound of loud clicking clock. It is quite simple circuit designed by wiring the 555 IC in astable mode.


Components Required

555 Timer IC

Capacitors - 2x 10µF

Resistors - 47k ohm

8 ohm Speaker

9v Battery

Breadboard and connecting wires


Circuit Diagram and Explanation

Ticking Bomb Sound Circuit Diagram

Ticking sound circuit is a good example of Astable mode of 555 timer IC. Here we are using a speaker which is used to convert electrical signal into sound. We are not using discharge PIN 7, and we have connected capacitor C2 to the OUTPUT PIN 3 of the 555 IC. Generally we used to connect the Capacitor to the voltage source, through resistors, but here we are connecting capacitor C2 directly to the OUPUT PIN 3, through a 47k ohm resistor. Capacitor will be charged through the output at PIN 3, when output PIN 3 will be HIGH. And capacitor C2 will be discharged to the Speaker when PIN 3 is LOW. When capacitor charge and discharge, speaker produce the sound of TIC-TIC.



Submitted by Adriaan on Fri, 05/05/2017 - 14:10


Hi, this is what I need but who can explain a bit more to build this please ?