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I am trying to build a 555-timer that delays the switch of an input signal, both ways. When input goes high there should be a delay before output goes high, when input goes low there should be a delay before output goes low. If the input switches for a too short amount of time it should not switch the output at all.

I hope I am making myself clear here. I guess I need to use two 555 timers, I have been fiddling around but have made no progress.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Basically, what you try to do is called „debouncing“. You could more easily do that with a simple resistor and a capacitor. Signal high will charge the capacitor through the resistor, while signal low will discharge it. The time constant will be T=R*C (in seconds). \$\endgroup\$ – Stefan Wyss May 6 '18 at 8:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ @StefanWyss Thanks for that explanation. I did not know that it is called "debouncing" and when I search for this together with 555 I get much more information than before. Since I am looking at multiple minutes and not seconds I would need really large capacitors so I think a 555-timer is the way to go this time. \$\endgroup\$ – Zooking May 7 '18 at 10:25

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