Hi guys I want to learn how to program a 555 timer. I searched google and there doesn't seem to be any sort of tutorials or good info for a beginner to get started I don't even know what equipment I would need to do it. I want to program a 555 timer for 15 pulses per second so I can make rapidfire controllers for the xbox 360 without paying for kits with preprogrammed timers on ebay. So what I want to know is: what equipment do I need? is there specific software I need? tips to get started Thanks in advance for any help this was one of the only sites I found that seemed like it might provide some insight.