The circuit which I made shows the following behavior, when power is given to the circuit:
- Sometimes it lights up, sometimes it doesn't.
- When it does light up, it flashes properly for a few seconds but then becomes dimmer and dimmer.
What is causing this unpredictable behavior? Is it the components? Or is it the breadboard?
This is my first project using an IC
Yellow wire shorts 4 and 8. Orange wire shorts 2 and 6
UPDATE: The circuit is now working. All I had to do was change the battery!
Circuit diagram from a YouTube video where I got the circuit:
555 pins 1, 2, 3 and 4:
555 pins 5, 6, 7 and 8: