A quick and inexpensive method for building circuits. Components and
wires plug into the board to form a
circuit. Ideal for circuits running at less than 57mHz.
Global Specialties Breadboard
If you use components from a tape carrier, cut the leads such that
the glue from the tape is removed or cut off.
Do not try and force over size lead into the board. Solder #22 gauge wire
to large leads.
Keep heat dissipation to a minimum as it can melt some brands of bread
Be aware that long leads can add to inductance and capacitance to your
Be aware that not all bread boards are constructed the same. Check how
the contacts are formed. Make sure strips are formed using individual contacts
instead of a single strip contact. Single strip contacts don't adjust well
to leads of different diameters and may make intermittent connections.
Use only wire of the recommended gauge.
Circuit Cellar INK "Handcrafting Design Ideas" Issue #70 May 1996 page
Specialties - Supplier of Solderless Breadboards
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