[Lab] Help finding a timer to control memory wire

chris at dreaming.org chris at dreaming.org
Wed Mar 25 15:17:36 EDT 2015

Hi Molly,

I saw this soldering kit on sale at Spike Labs, and it might fit the
bill for what you need:


Not sure what your budget is, but I hope this info helps.


On 25 March 2015 at 14:19, Molly Mask <molly.emask at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm a part of an electronic media art class at Uottawa and I'm working
> on a project right now that involves memory wire. I'm looking for a fairly
> compact/simple way to control a power source to the wire without the use of
> an arduino. I've looked into using a battery power source for the voltage I
> need to activate the wire, but what I need is a timer solution that will
> allow me to control the activation of the wire to allow it to grow and
> contract and to not burn the wire out. So far I have looked at using a time
> delay relay and a 555timer. The 555timer seems most promising-- Is there
> anything else I should be aware of or look into before going down this
> route?
> Thanks
> Molly
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