3V Battery powered, Beeps after a fixed minutes delay
This circuit was developed since a number of visitors of this
website requested a timer capable of emitting a beep after one, two,
three minutes and so on, for jogging purposes. As shown in the circuit
diagram, SW1 is a 1 pole 9 ways Rotary Switch. Setting the switch in
position 1, the Piezo sounder emits three short beeps every minute. In
position 2 the same thing happens after a 2 minutes delay, and so on,
reaching a maximum interval of 9 minutes in position 9.
R1____________47K 1/4W Resistor
R2____________10M 1/4W Resistor
R3____________1M 1/4W Resistor
R4____________12K 1/4W Resistor (see notes)
C1,C3_________10µF 25V Electrolytic Capacitors
C2____________100nF 63V Polyester Capacitor
D1____________1N4148 75V 150mA Diode
IC1____________4093 Quad 2 input Schmitt NAND Gate IC
IC2____________4060 14 stage ripple counter and oscillator IC
IC3____________4017 Decade counter with 10 decoded outputs IC
Q1____________BC337 45V 800mA NPN Transistor
SW1___________1 pole 9 ways Rotary Switch (see notes)
SW2___________SPST Slider Switch
BZ1___________Piezo sounder (incorporating 3KHz oscillator)
B1____________3V Battery (two 1.5V AA or AAA cells in series etc.)
- Needing only one time set, rotary switch can be replaced by an hard-wired link.
- A DIP-Switch can be used in place of the
rotary type. Please pay attention to use only one switch at a time, or
the device could be damaged.
- Varying R4 from 10K to 15K you can obtain more or less than three short beeps after the preset time delay.
- To obtain a one-second beep only, after the preset time delay,
disconnect pin 9 of IC1C from pin 9 of IC2 and connect it to pin 8 of