I want to do some low power (long battery life) stuff so I need to have a minimal circuit (no LEDs, USB, etc) and I was looking for a board to build this on. I like the look of the one from Evil Mad Scientist but at $11.75 plus $6.55 shipping to the UK it seems quite a lot for a single board.
Given my level of incompetance, inexperience and inability to get anything right first time it would be good to have a board that is labelled up with pin designations, etc. so I have some chance of connecting the right wires.
How about this one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/140990800628
A bit off-topic but I've been thinking about that board and can't see how it would be used? It looks like none of the pads are connected so when something is soldered in how do things get connected?
Quote from: fungus on Jun 06, 2013, 04:54 pmHow about this one:http://www.ebay.com/itm/140990800628A bit off-topic but I've been thinking about that board and can't see how it would be used? It looks like none of the pads are connected so when something is soldered in how do things get connected?
its weird isn't it? it seems to be all over ebay whereas good old veroboard (aka stripboard) is nowhere to be found.
that stuff is actually called perfboard and is just individual holes with no power rails.i guess it means no cutting of tracks is needed (handy for chips) but then getting power around the board must be a mess of jumper wires.
So how do you connect two components -e.g. connect a resistor to the pin of an IC? Big blob of solder?
1) Put resistor through hole next to IC pin.2) Bend resistor wire to touch IC pin (underneath board)3) Apply solder to both4) Snip off excess wire from resistor.