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Small Breadboard Photograph © Rapid Electronics Home | Map | Projects | Construction | Soldering | Study | Components | 555 | Symbols | FAQ | Links Breadboard Also see: Stripboard | PCB | Types of Circuit Board Download PDF version of this page Uses of Breadboard A breadboard is used to make up temporary circuits for testing or to try out an idea. No soldering is required so it is easy to change connections and replace components. Parts will not be damaged so they will be available to re-use afterwards. Almost all the Electronics Club projects started life on a breadboard to check that the circuit worked as intended. The photograph shows a typical small breadboard which is suitable for beginners building simple circuits with one or two ICs (chips). Larger sizes are available and you may wish to buy one of these to start with. Connections on Breadboard Breadboards have many tiny sockets (called 'holes') arranged on a 0.1" grid. The leads of most components can be pushed straight into the holes. ICs are inserted across the central gap with their notch or dot to the left. Wire links can be made with single-core plastic-coated wire of 0.6mm diameter (the standard size). Stranded wire is not suitable because it will crumple when pushed into a hole and it may damage the board if strands break off.
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2012 for the course ECE 101 taught by Professor X during the Spring '12 term at Florida A&M.

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