This circuit uses a 555 timer IC and produces a fixed frequency audible tone that is played through a loudspeaker. No amplifier is necessary as the 555 puts out a signal of high enough amplitude. The circuit is easy to build for beginners in electronics and can be built on an electronic breadboard. Click the above link to find the circuit diagram.
A permanent circuit can be built on stripboard. A dedicated printed circuit board will not be needed when using stripboard. Components are soldered onto the stripboard and connected together by the tracks under the stripboard and wires on top. Tracks can be broken where needed using a drill bit.
In this tutorial you will build a wailing siren that plays a tone that increases and decreases in pitch. The circuit is built from two 555 timer ICs and some additional electronic components. The wailing tone is played on a loudspeaker.
Use a 555 timer IC to build a breadboard circuit that flashes an LED on an off.