Breadboard Recommendations

BuddytheReow

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Wondering what kind of breadboards you guys use. Is bigger, better for some of the more complex circuits? What's a good way to swap out potentiometers to experiment with? I know shoving the PCB lungs into the board will damage it over time.
 

fig

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you can solder some 3-gang terminal blocks and a pin header onto stripboard and screw the pots into the blocks. The pin headers will use jumper wires to the BB.

I'd go with a 6 pot setup. The terminal block makes it easy to swap out different pots. I'll work one up if I have the right size blocks.
 
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fig

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It's not soldered, but you get the idea. I offset the rows but you can cut track as well.

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I'll size it down, solder it, put some standoffs in it, and it will be ready to go.

Terminal blocks are at Tayda EK500A SKU A-671.
 
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quality_jones

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TIL pot pins will damage the board over time. Good thing I haven't done it to my board very much.

Still hoping the ProtoBoard makes a comeback.
 

Harry Klippton

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I just solder clipped resistor legs onto the pot legs I wanna use and stick em in the breadboard. Easy to remove if I wanna use those pots later on a pcb. And you can always link together breadboard boards with jumpers if you need more space
 

Feral Feline

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I grabbed a few tie plates at the hardware store, bent them and drill the holes out to fit pots, jacks, power etc. I have two big boards screwed to a piece of 1x12.

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Looks good.

If you cut slots into the top holes, components slide in/out easily and you don't have to fully unscrew the pot/jack/whatever.
Jacks generally don't get swapped out much (unless you're testing out different jacks), but it's sure handy for comparing pots. Ex taper shootout C50k vs B50k vs A100k...
 
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