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What do people stick their self-adhesive breadboards to?

seanspotatobusiness

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I have a couple of breadboards and they both have spongy self-adhesive backings. Searching the Internet suggests to me this might be more common than not. What are people sticking their breadboards to?
 

davenn

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What are people sticking their breadboards to?

usually not sticking them to anything as I want them to be used to test a circuit then stored away till next time
the last thing I want is to stick them to anything

There would be a reason to stick several to a panel and permanently wire some power rails to external (to the board) terminals
and also for other input and outputs ... to make a full portable test platform

something like this .....

breadboardsm.jpg



cheers
Dave
 

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I took one of the smaller ones and stuck it on top of an Altoids tin. The tin holds jumper wires and some jellybean components for lashing up quick experiments. I have a couple of the big ones with binding posts and all, but this little one tends to get used more.
 

shrtrnd

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I've seen guys stick those adhesive-backed boards to commercial and home-brew power supplies, so they have ready access to power for test circuits.
I've seen them arrayed on a backplane to conform to a shape the user wanted them in, and just in a row for a guy
who wanted a larger area to build his test circuits in.
Some people build a test stand with whatever inputs they need, then attached the adhesive-backed boards to that test stand.
I think there are just a lot of people who want the prototype board to be an integral part of their particular test circuit needs.
I'm like davenn though. I just like to use 'em, then put them away for my next test set-up.
 

Herschel Peeler

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I have a couple of breadboards and they both have spongy self-adhesive backings. Searching the Internet suggests to me this might be more common than not. What are people sticking their breadboards to?

I stick mine to a small board. 3" x 6" x 1/8". This board screws down to a wooden box with power supplies and other circuits. After a lot of use the breadboards start having problems with pins that get damaged and the board needs to be replaced. It would be a pain if the breadboard itself were glued down to the box.
 

hevans1944

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I leave the slick cover in place over the double-sided sticky tape, use it, then put it away like Dave. I did have a cheap commercial version with a built-in 5 VDC logic supply, some switches, an oscillator, etc. like Dave showed in his picture, but I left it at work when I retired because it had an active circuit on it that controlled the on/off operation of the particle accelerator beam. It was convenient to have it at home, but I didn't want to leave them without an operating accelerator... just in case. So now I just drag out whatever power supplies, signal generators, switches and so on that I need when playing at home.
 
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