I am working on my very first project and after a few weeks have managed to get it all working on the Arduino Mega2560. My project is using a total of 32 pins(including Ground and Live), My next step is to put it all together in a cabinet. I don't want to use the Mega as it is to big and I would like to keep it for other projects. What other options do I have, I will be building it all on strip board because making a PCB is a step to far for me right now. I don't think a chip will fit onto strip board natively so is there some kind of breakout board I need to use?
Also any other advice is very welcome :)