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Insight - How Breadboard works

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Written By: 

Ashok Sharma

Bread Board is a great tool to design and test your circuits. You do not need to solder wires and components to make a circuit while using a bread board. It is easier to mount components & reuse them. Since, components are not soldered you can change your circuit design at any point without any hassle.

Structure of a Bread Board: Basically, a bread board is an array of conductive metal clips encased in a box made of white ABS plastic, where each clip is insulated with another clips. There are a number of holes on the plastic box, arranged in a particular fashion. A typical bread board layout consists of two types of region also called strips. Bus strips and socket strips. Bus strips are usually used to provide power supply to the circuit. It consists of two columns, one for power voltage and other for ground.
Socket strips are used to hold most of the components in a circuit. Generally it consists of two sections each with 5 rows and 64 columns. Every column is electrically connected from inside.


Breadboard Top View
The above image shows the front view of a general purpose bread board.
The back view looks something like this:
Breadboard bottom view
The back side area is covered with a thick paper covering which is attached to the casing with the help of glue.


I was expecting some thing same inside..... but it si really great work done....

Hmmm Nice One


i like this information about breadboard very much..

yes great article 

nice work


That's rlealy thinking out of the box. Thanks!

it is highly useful in labs,students can not know about these,it is clear those doughts because it clears basic points.

it is highly useful in labs,students can not know about these,it is clear those doughts because it clears basic points.

Yes this is true



its very usefull during practise work before going on any project


realy nice work...


realy nice work...


how are connecting strips insulated from each other?

plastic casing has sections in which the clips are placed. These section serve as insulators

It is very intresitng blog who are fascinating towards electronics my heartly greetings towards to this Engineers Garrage 


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