This protoboard was suggested for use in our physical computing classes by a colleague. It is a copy of a “solderless breadboard”, hence the extremely creative name “wired breadboard”. It is wired just like a solderless breadboard, so you can transfer your project directly from your solderless breadboard to this PCB.
These are made of industry-standard FR4 (glass-fiber epoxy) with plated through holes and finished with ROHS compliant tin finish. For beginners, this is the most foolproof way to move a design from a solderless breadboard to a more permanent prototype.
For smaller projects, either size breadboard is easily and neatly cut with a pair of large tin-snips or jewelers saw. A bandsaw will work too but the fiberglass is hard on the blade. One trick is to cut the board on a row of holes, which will tend to maintain a straight cut.
840 hole 1.900″ x 6.350″ (48.2mm x 161.3mm)
420 hole 1.900″ x 3.15″ (48.2mm x 80.1mm)
- FR4 glass-fiber epoxy board with 420 OR 840 holes
- 2 power rails, top and bottom
- 2 solder jumpers to tie the top and bottom rail traces together
- Industry-standard .100″ hole spacing