If you are making a semipermanent project the proto shields are good. You can make stuff like this:http://yourduino.com/camera-control.htm
If you are doing a lot of experiments, I agree the larger breadboards are better.
DISCLAIMER: about to Mention stuff from my own shop... but you can buy it elsewhere too..
What I really like and use every day is this combination:
- sensor shield: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/SensorShield
- Breadboard: http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=125
(Nice with these power-ground busses!)
- Cables: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/Cables
(Make it easy to connect to external board modules too)
I hate trying to stick jumper wires directly into the Arduino socket holes. And as soon as I need more than two grounds or Vcc Grrr....
Things like this are a lot less frustrating: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/PROJECT-Temp-Humidity-Display
Any suggestions for good prototyping ideas or products appreciated!
Regards, Terry King
...On the Mediterranean in Italyterry@yourduino.com