Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Breadboards!

I ordered some breadboards 3 weeks ago and they have arrived today. I really like breadboards for building and prototyping some of my simple and even my not-so-simple projects. I ordered them from eBay user sinedya and they arrived within 3 weeks. This is a typical amount of time required to ship from China to Canada.

The quality is great and for less than $4.00 each, they are a steal!

Breadboards


I was really impressed by the fact that they came in retail packaging. I expected 10 loose breadboards with sheets of paper separating them. These are definitely suitable for hang-up-display in your neighbourhood electronics shop. I wouldn't have minded them coming unpackaged as I merely opened them and put them in my parts stock pile.

Nice Packaging
Nice Packaging
Here is a closeup of the product. It looks and feels like any other breadboard in this class. Components insert nicely, there is a good amount of tension and the layout is the same as all of my existing breadboards. They also have retaining clips on the side for joining multiple boards together.
Breadboard Closeup
Breadboard Closeup
The breadboard comes equipped with foam mounting tape on the bottom but sadly does not include the metal shield that is typically included with breadboards of this style.
Foam Mounting Tape
Foam Mounting Tape
Here is a comparison of the new breadboard (left) to one of my existing breadboards (right). I am not sure how much this shield truly helps as it is typically disconnected from the circuit. Time will tell when I attempt to build any circuit that runs at an appreciable frequency.
Comparing two Breadboards
Comparing two Breadboards



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