I would like to create a circuit with a button. When this button is pressed, a circuit should be closed for a fixed amount of time. Right now, I have managed to get the desired effect using an arduino, but that seem way overkill for my needs.
I have found similar questions, like this one on EE, but my requirements are different. I need the circuit to be closed for 1 to 50 milliseconds (the value would be selectable using a potentiometer). Is the 555 timer suitable for this kind of durations?