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1st post: Breadboard
« on: June 11, 2009, 04:44:57 AM »
Well I've taken the plunge and started on my yellow-brick road journey into pedal building! :D

All I need to put together an NPN boost is a stomp switch and jacks. I decided to get a breadboard to help me try and understand circuits
and wiring also to get layouts right etc.

 This is where my question comes in. I opened up the BB box, there were no instructions,
only the board(it has a peel off sticker style thing on the bottom) and a steel?, aluminium?, plate. do I stick the plate to the sticky foam base?

That was the only thing I could think of. I got pretty much all of my supplies from Dick Smith Electronics(Australia). Cleaned out their 2n3904
transistor supply today :icon_mrgreen:

Thanks in advance. By the way, this is an awesome site! I've learnd heaps already.
May The Twang Be With You



Re: 1st post: Breadboard
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 12:02:03 PM »
and make sure to check out our very own dano12's site full of breadboard layouts for beginners--it'll give you some ideas, at least!
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Re: 1st post: Breadboard
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 08:23:12 PM »
Here are two pages with some good information on the basics of breadboards:

The following was copied from one of my posts a few years ago (I wouldn't want to plagiarize myself!):
in the link I posted above ( ), the power connections are shown like this, with two + rails on one side, and two - rails on the other:

On others I've seen, including mine, the power connections are like this, with a + and - rail on each side:

It's confusing at first, but once you understand how it's all connected under there, it's pretty easy to understand.


I hope that helps.  The metal plate sounds like a good idea, it will probably help provide a more stable base when using offboard wires.



Re: 1st post: Breadboard
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2009, 03:49:51 AM »
Awesome! Thanks for the links. Sometimes I'm a bit of a slow learner, but I'll get there!

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