So I’m getting back into my basic electronics again with a 555 timer and breadboard. I’m trying to advance the flip-flop into a trinary state flippty-flop. That means going back to using capacitors and pre integrated circuit electronics. This probably means nothing to you but if it does yes using a binary based 555 is cheating a bit but I intend to replace that with an analogue wind up clock. How steampunkelectronic is that? If you have to ask why? … you really don’t understand bipolar intellectual stimulation requirements.