Thursday, October 8, 2009

Your Electronics Workbench

Your Electronics Workbench
Charles Platt | Make Vol. 10- 2007 | Pdf | 5 pgs | 2 mb
First, you will need a breadboard. You can, of course. call it a
"prototyping board," but this is like calling a battery a "power cell."
Search RadioShack online for "breadboard" and you will find more
than a dozen products, all of them for electronics hobbyists, and
none of them useful for doing anything with bread.

A breadboard is a plastic strip perforated with holes 1/10" apart,
which happens to be the same spacing as the legs on old-style
silicon chips --- the kind that were endemic in computers before
the era of surface-mounted chips with legs so close together
only a robot could love them. Fortunately for hobbyists, old-style
chips are still in plentiful supply and are simple to play with.

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