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Construction of Electronic Projects

These pages give general advice for the construction of electronics projects.

Types of circuit board

If you are building a project from this website or a magazine the type of circuit board will have been decided for you. These are the three most important types:
  • Breadboard - temporary, no soldering required
    Ideal for temporary circuits, testing purposes and to try out an idea. No soldering is required and all the components can be re-used afterwards. It is easy to change connections and replace components.
  • Stripboard - permanent, soldered
    Stripboard has parallel strips of copper track on one side. It requires no special preparation other than cutting to size.
  • Printed circuit board (PCB) - permanent, soldered
    PCBs are designed specially for each circuit and make construction easy but producing the PCB requires specialist equipment and chemicals so they are not recommended for beginners unless the PCB is ready-made.

Soldering

If you want to try adapting projects or designing you own circuits you may wish to buy a Starter kit of components.

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