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What gauge of solid wire is recommended for wiring on prototype boards?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Depends on what it is that you are prototyping. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 21:20
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Nick, it probably depends more on the contacts in the protoboard, as a compromise between flimsy connections and wrecking the springiness. \$\endgroup\$
    – user16324
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 22:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Depends on if OP is asking about solderless breadboards or proto/strip/vero board. The latter have no contacts/springs to worry about. \$\endgroup\$
    – Passerby
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 23:00

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22 AWG works well. Here is what I use.

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You may also like to try jumper wires, such as https://www.adafruit.com/product/153

They have a little advantage: you spend zero time on measuring how long wire you need, and you spend zero time on wire striping.

The disadvantage is that your breadboard might look a little messy.

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