Im ok with electronics, not a complete numpty but this issue is driving me nuts, pls help, what am i missing
Its like this, I got a standard solderless breadboard (and also some vero board). I thought it would be simple to branch out with my Uno projects and add some hware, like switches and pbs etc
I took for granted the design of the BB ie matrix of 0.1" - 2.54mm centres BUT the insertion length is 7mm with 0.6mm square pins (they will take up to 0.8mm wire)
so I tried a DIL chip and found the legs were 3.5mm and just seemed to touch the BB grips - hardly a reliable connection
I tried a cradle for a chip but these are designed for PCBs with 3mm legs - worse. Have I got to make a break out vero board with headers?
Then I saw others’ projects with dil chips sat on a BB
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
I tried to get some little push buttons 5.9x5.9mm outside - common type with slightly crimped legs
the spacing (pitch is 5.25 one way and 6.6mm across). You cant insert these into a BB without undue force - even then the insertion length is only 3.5mm - unreliable
A UK supplier on EB has twigged this and advertises his buttons as breadboard friendly (no personal interest here btw)
His pins are 8mm long - great at a price 5pce @ £2.85 (which gets you 100 naff ones from PRC)
I havent yet found BB compatible DIL sockets - only for pcbs (but they falsely advertise for BBs)
I expect Arduino sells compatible sockets at a price
So guys this may sound like a trivial matter but its giving me grief (as does so much of the PRC rubbish that falsely advertises - or implies BB compatability
Anyone else had this problem or is it my fat fingers >:(