555 fading LEDS

view story

http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com – hello again,, Im working on a Christmas light project with my children. We are building the star for our tree with blue LEDs and I want to make them oscillate, flash and fade. Ive worked with the 555 timer a few times and I know I can make them either oscillate or flash all at once with them, but I want to be able to make them do all of them either on a cycle or be able to choose which one they do. I think a 555 can do this but I cant find a schematic for it anywhere. I appreciate any help you can offer.. thanks (Embedded)