A protoboard designed for multi-IC digital prototyping.Designed by mmcpart in United States of America
Design Features This board offers an electrical engineer's take on what an ideal prototyping board should look like, especially when working with integrated circuits in through-hole DIP packages. T...Read More…
This board offers an electrical engineer's take on what an ideal prototyping board should look like, especially when working with integrated circuits in through-hole DIP packages. This board puts the most commonly used elements, the power rails, closest to where they are needed the most - next to the integrated circuit itself. This makes it easy to add resistors to keep inputs from floating while still leaving significant space available to add other circuitry on the outside of the board, something that traditional solderable breadboards fail to offer.
Each board, roughly 3.75 in. wide and 2.00 in. tall, is printed on high quality, lead free FR4 substrate with an ENIG (immersion gold) finish. Manufactured in the USA.
Solderable breadboards and traceless protoboards are both amazing tools; they allow developers and tinkers alike to quickly build prototypes without going through the whole PCB manufacturing process. Despite their immense value in the DIY electronics community, however, they both continue to have significant drawbacks that make prototyping a complex circuit difficult - no matter which method is used.
In my engineering career to date, I have strongly favored solderable breadboards when I need to build something quickly because they are so easy to use. As I started focusing on digital circuits, though, I began constantly running into the same problem: not having enough space when trying to work with more than one integrated circuit. After struggling with wire wrapping and solder bridging on traceless protoboards, I finally stepped back and decided to find a way to combine the versatility of a traceless protoboard with the simplicity of a solderable breadboard.
Looking back at past projects, I noticed that most of my "full" solderable breadboards actually have a lot of wasted space because one IC on the center rail takes up over 1/4 of the board. Frustrated by this - especially considering how expensive large solderable breadboards are - I decided to build a board based off of the practical requirements that frequently arise when working with digital ICs.
Bulk orders (20+ boards) can be printed with a custom silkscreen. Orders of 10+ boards will have a 2-3 week lead time.
If you are buying more than three boards, USPS priority mail will be the cheapest rate (unless you are buying more than 20).
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