Moving from Solderless Breadboard to a Soldered Circuit
Becky Stern continues to do The Great Work with her beginner electronics and Arduino series for Digi-Key. In this episode, she shows, once you have a circuit designed and working on a solderless breadboard, how you make the move to soldering the circuit onto perfboard.
In the video, Becky covers circuit diagrams and why they’re important, the different types of perfboard, tips for successfully transferring the circuit (eg. using your phone to photograph the breadboarded circuit before moving it), tools that can be helpful, and more.
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