In breadboard basics 1, we looked at how a breadboard is structured. In this post, we are going to look at how to move from a schematic to a breadboard, and the step-by-step decisions that would be involved in doing so.
We’re going to build a simple audio amplifier! The aim of this post is to:
1) Give you the skills to work confidently with a breadboard
2) Give you the skills to read simple electronic schematics
3) Give you the skills to translate a simple schematic onto a breadboard for real-world use
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