I have an Arduino project that is mostly working on a solderless breadboard and I’m starting to plan on making it semi-permanent by soldering the components in place and mounting it into a project box.
I am thinking about using this Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB. Part of the description says (emphasis added):
The bottom has the 5-hole pad design that matches a classic breadboard, with 4 power bus lines on the sides, and no mask so you can easily cut traces when necessary.
What does the part about no mask mean?
I think cutting traces means using a knife to scratch off the connection lines on the back so you can “split” one or more columns and gain more functionality. For example, assume I have a fictional micro-controller whose width would allow it’s pins to fit on this board’s rows E and F (straddling the middle) and its length would use pins 1-10 If I cut the connections horizontally from 1-10 between rows D and C and H and G, that would allow me to use additional components for rows A-C and H-J and columns 1-10 that I would not have been able to use without the cut. Is this correct?
ETA: Some of my questions here have been received poorly, so I took the time to make sure I added links and relevant pictures and quotes. Hope this helps.