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Chapter 7. Project 1: Coat Hanger Walker > Thumbnail Guide to Breadboards

Thumbnail Guide to Breadboards

Every wirehead worth his or her propeller beanie knows about breadboards. And no, we’re not talking about a cooking utensil from Martha Stewart’s kitchen; we’re talking about an essential piece of equipment for every electronics hobbyist and professional.

A breadboard is a simple, inexpensive device (available at any electronics store) for temporarily hooking up and testing an electronics circuit before you solder it together. By using a breadboard, you’re checking to make sure that the circuit is designed properly and that all of your components are working as specified.


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