Circuit prototyping tip

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Prototyping on florist foamFoam is Your Friend

When prototyping perfboard layouts, long component leads can be a pain, sticking out on the underside of the board. I don’t want to cut them off yet, because I might need long leads. Solution? Green florist foam. The leads stick into the foam, which holds them securely enough that you can turn the board over and nothing will fall out. But they’re also easy to pull out and rearrange as needed. [Sean Ragan]


  1. Ned WB4BKO says:

    Good idea. I saw it on Make too. I suppose some of the soft foam used as padding for fragile items could used too if one has it on hand.


  2. Dave, N8SBE says:

    I’d concerned about ESD issues.

    Just sayin….

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