Here are some pages having 555 design ideas that will help you learn quickly. Then create your own design, be original. Learn and Do-it-Yourself or DIY. Better still CIY - Create it Yourself. Be Creative.
delabs 555 Resources
- Astable Multivibrator with 555
- LED Running lights 555 and 4017
- 555-Circuits - delabs Schematics
- 555 Timer based Circuits - delabs
Circuits from an early Signetics NE555 Datasheet.