Tools and Tips
This section gives you some useful tips for creating your own projects and how to best utilize your resources. Starting your own projects can be a bit daunting at first and sometimes can seem frustrating and complicated—this useful information should help you on your way.
Breadboards and Prototyping Boards
A breadboard is usually a rectangular plastic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) box with lots of little holes in it; the holes are contacts in which you can insert electrical components or wires into with ease. Breadboards are often used to put together a concept design of a circuit without having to solder any components. Instead you just poke the wires or legs of the component into the holes, creating a contact. The ...