stripboard ... foul stuff ...
I tried it to make a breakout board for fiftysix 7 segment displays. Each connector needed a unique common cathode, all the anode would have been connected on patrallelThe amount of cutting to seperate for the 1 signal in each signal was such a pain in the ass, I quit on it after putting in a couple of headers and the current limit resistors.Wirewrapped it up instead on a "island of hole" board and finished the incoming signals and 56 connectors worth of breakout in just a few hours.I will not use point to point soldering for anything anymore.
The amount of cutting to seperate for the 1 signal in each signal was such a pain in the ass
That's the thing. I feel that no matter what we do we're still looking at over $20. The breadboard is around $10 alone, and ATmega328 is $5. A couple of dollars for the 16MHz crystal, wires, shipping, etc.
Does anyone think they could duplicate this board for less costs?
how about this:https://www.virtuabotix.com/?page_id=3117&productid=0609224531743a breadboard arduino with 5v regulator for $9 plus $2 shipping.