I am trying to design an analog direction driver circuit for an H-bridge configuration on a small DC motor. I have a pretty tight space constraint, and a simple requirement for my design, hence why I am trying to avoid microcontrollers. What I want to happen is for the motor to travel in one direction for 2.5 seconds, then to switch directions and travel for another 2.5 seconds. That's it for right now. In my design so far I have a 555 timer driving the timing side of things, and it is giving the desired output (HI for 2.5, OFF for 2.5 seconds). I also have the motor driver circuit built and functioning such that:
Input A = LO, Input B = HI - Output=Clockwise
Input A = HI, Input B = LO - Output=Counter-Clockwise
If In A = In B, Output = Stopped
My question is: How can I use the output of the 555 timer to drive the inputs of the H-bridge in the manner mentioned above? I am missing the link between the two sides of the circuit, and was wondering what suggestions you might have.