I apologize upfront for another dumb newbie question (I'm in the beginning of learning circuitry).
I have a schematic like this in mind (disregard the specific nominal values of the components for now, please). It works okay in simulators.
But I suspect the capacitor is going to stay charged even after the circuit is open (the switch is 'off').
So that next time the circuit it closed again the LED's blink will be way shorter (if any).
I had an idea I could discharge the capacitor if I 'short circuit' it to the batter after the switch is off (using some kind of transistor trick).
Then I read the capacitor can only be discharged when it's 'shorted' to itself, so that the electric potential on it becomes 0.
Do you think you might suggest a solution for the capacitor discharge after the circuit is open?
P.S. I apologize again if the terminology used is not absolutely correct or something is unclear. I will try to clarify if you ask.