I bought a starter kit on Amazon and the little breadboard that came with it does have the "channel" running down the middle but the two rows along the outside edge that seem to be where the higher voltage power connects aren't there like I see in other people's projects.
My son and I were able to do the blinking light project with it but we're now trying to do a three LED cross fade project and all the boards I'm seeing in the tutorials have the outside pair of rows.
I remember reading that these rows are good because the connections under the rest of the holes on the breadboard aren't strong enough to handle the power.
Clearly I'm a newbie but hoping to build the project without getting a new breadboard. The below link shows what we have. Any insight would be appreciated and any links you know of showing wiring without the better breadboards for 3 separate LED's would be appreciated if there's any significant difference.
It's the one in the group shot, not the separate sht of the breadboard.http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HL44MI/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i01