So I bought a 10 pack of 4 x 6 cm perfboard. On two ends there is a row of pads without holes: Perfboard with pads What are they used for?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Like with any perfboard, they are for whatever you use them for. I use them for thicker wires that dont fit the holes \$\endgroup\$
    – PlasmaHH
    Sep 20, 2016 at 19:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ You can tack SMD components to them. You can "edge mount" a 0.100" header to the board, or sometimes even a 2-row D-sub connector, if you're a bit creative. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dave Tweed
    Sep 20, 2016 at 19:43
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I use them for edge-mounted strips of LEDs. They might also fit a card-edge connector, although they are rather short for that. They could also be used for edge-mount header strips.


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