soldering weird radioshack pc board

Hello, I’m learning to solder.

I’m building a prototype and I bought some PC board at radioshack to work as a kind of hub for transistors and such. I was expecting to buy something like veroboard that has conductive tracks between the holes. Instead what I got is a grid of holes, each with its own copper lead.

Is there some secret to connecting adjacent holes, or am I just supposed to use wire?

Also, part of the reason I’m using a board is because I’m afraid of learning to solder on the arduino itself. Sound idea? Once I get the hang of this, they’re the same right?

Thanks.

Also, solder smells like the new clothes at the mall. Has anyone else noticed this?

Some people use wires but I usually just use solder to make deliberate bridges.
Works well and its great if your lazy. :wink:

I have some solder paste which smells like essence of petrol station. :slight_smile:

Some people use wires but I usually just use solder to make deliberate bridges.

In case you don’t know, this is what Cheater means by bridges:

I usually just solder the leads as usual and then drag the tip of the iron across the two points I want to join–maybe throwing on a little more solder at the same time.

–Phil.

P.S. Image from Learning About the AVR Parallel Programmer