This will be my first perfboard, and I bought the perma-protoboard from Adafruit (Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB - 3 Pack! : ID 571 : $12.50 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits). I am able to get my project to work with the soldered perfboard when I run wires from the Arduino; however, when I actually “plug” the Arduino into the perboard, I start getting exceptions and “Brownout detected”. After that, my solenoid just “buzzes” and I quickly unplug the Arduino.
I have attached two pictures for reference. I soldered a header kit into the protoboard so that I could easily take out the Arduino if I needed to. I have no idea why this is happening. I even tried soldering just the pins necessary on the Arduino and then plugging that in, but I get the same issue.
The second picture is with the Arduino plugged in, and that’s the configuration that causes brownouts.
I have no idea why this is happening. I guess I can just use wires, but why won’t it work when plugged into the perfboard? Thanks!