DIY With Perfboard

Altoids proto board

This perfboard was designed to fit into an Altoids tin.

Here’s a Make: magazine video on the Jameco Electronics website that shows you how to build circuits on perfboard and talks about the different types of perfboard that are available. Despite the fact that the narrator seems very nervous, it’s a good video explaining how to do this.

Jameco has a lot of different types of perfboard available. At left, you can see a perfboard that measures 1.6-in. x 2.7-in., which will fit nicely into an Altoids tin. It seems a bit expensive at $5.49, but it will make building a circuit easier to do, and if you don’t like what you built, you can always remove (carefully) the components and try something else.

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