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Unformatted text preview: rd k it. (One k it per team.) You will have to return this k it bac k by November 8, 2013.
Go to ECE s hop and purc has e a 9 volt battery and battery c lip for it. This will be needed to power up y our c irc uits . The Protoboard
The pic ture below s hows a protoboard with a digital c irc uit as s embled on it. There a few k ey features that y ou s hould notic e about
the protoboard. On the left-hand s ide of the photo are four c olored jac k s : three red and one blac k Thes e jac k s are us ed to c onnec t y our
protoboard to the powers upply .
The white portion of the board with hundreds of pinholes is referred to as the breadboard. You will build y our c irc uits in this
portion of the board.
There are two ty pes of s maller breadboards : bus s trips and terminal s trips
Bus s trips are the s ec tions of the breadboard that have a red line with a '+ ' s ign on one s ide and a blue line with a '-'
s ign on the other s ide.
Terminal s trips are the s ec tions of the breadboard that have letters ac ros s one s ide and numbers down the other.
Eac h bus s trip and terminal s trip is elec tric ally ins ulated from every bus s trip and terminal s trip.
Signa ls identify a s et of w ire s that are all c onnec t elec tric ally and c ontain the s ame information.
Eac h bus s trip has two bus es , the red bus and the blue bus , whic h are elec tric ally ins ulated from eac h other. All
pinholes in eac h bus are elec tric ally c onnec ted as a s ingle bus and c arry "global s ignals " - s ignals that s hould be
made available to many parts of the c irc uit. W e ty pic ally c onnec t the blue bus es to the ground s ignal and red bus es
to the pow e r s ignal s o that power and ground are alway s c los e to where we need them.
On y our breadboards , eac h terminal s trip has 64 rows (labeled with numbers ) and 10 c olumns (labeled with letters )
and pinholes are grouped into s ets of 5 pinholes c alled terminals . Eac h row is elec tric ally ins ulated from the others .
In eac h row, the A, B, C, D, and E c olumns are elec tric ally c onnec ted to eac h other, but ins ulated from the F, G, H,
I, and J c olumns by the c...
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