Typical breadboard.The proper name for this board is a prototyping board, although it is often referred to as a 'breadboard'. This is an board used in electronics to assemble electronic components and check their operation in a circuit, without having to solder the components on to the board. The board consists of a number of holes, spaced 2.54mm apart. Electronic components can be pused into the holes, ensuring good electrical contact without the need for soldering.

This board can be used for prototype assembly. In other words, use

this board to sort out the correct positions of the components, and make sure everything is working. Then, once everything is known to work, the components can then be transferred to and finally soldered onto a circuit board. It is normal to power these boards by desktop power supplies, or pp3 batteries.

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