I recently put together a prototype on veroboard. It was necessary to make several links from BTC to do the vertical connection between tracks.

Project Board

Is there a quick way of making wire links accurately?


Cut a piece of Veroboard as shown in the photograph this is the more expensive fibreglass board for longevity. The cut at the bottom goes halfway through a row of holes.


Count up the number of holes you need from the bottom of the board and push the end of the wire through the hole.


Bend the wire around the bottom of the board through the half hole.


Cut off the end and you have a perfectly sized link.


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    \$\begingroup\$ +1. Clear and well explained, with correctly sized and focused photos. And a nice trick too! \$\endgroup\$ – Lorenzo Donati -- Codidact.com Sep 29 '17 at 9:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ Brilliant suggestion. I think I'll start using this idea when prototyping too! \$\endgroup\$ – MCG Sep 29 '17 at 10:55

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