I'm trying to buy some prototyping boards for basic, learner electronic hobby project building, but the ones I'm seeing are merely grids with a separate and distinct via for each independent hole.
I saw a picture of one prototyping board that was without copper through-hole vias, but instead had rectangular silver connectors that spanned multiple holes (most span 3 holes, but there are also 2-hole spans, 1-hole spans, and many hole spans on the same board).
It's almost like a quasi-breadboard PCB in its function.
Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? I'm trying to find the picture of the hobbyist project I saw that used it.
I don't understand what would be the usefulness in using a board other than this one? With copper via proto board -- do you have to solder and link multiple wires into one hole? That type of board seems like it'd be extremely difficult to solder junctions of more than one wire.