Questions tagged [breadboard]

A breadboard is a pre-made generic board for prototyping, typically referring to solder-less, reusable plugboards.

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How is the common anode 7-segment display in Ben Eater's setup working?

First question in this community, and I'm a beginner when it comes to circuits. In Ben Eater's video on using an EEPROM for combinational logic, he uses the output of an EEPROM to drive a common anode ...
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Simple Op Amp Non-inverting Amplifier Circuit Not Working

I am only just starting to learn about circuits and electricity, so please bare with me. I am attempting to build the circuit pictured below: And this is my rendition of it: Here are the parts used:...
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How increase pressure sensor breadboard sensitivity?

I build a pressure sensor breadboard according the schematic. It works, but has quite low sensitivity - it shows some pressure only after big pressure is applied. Is there a way to increase ...
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Simple fuzz pedal using breadboard

Complete newbie here. I've been trying to reproduce a simple fuzz pedal using breadboard. Here is the scheme: And here is the current state of my breadboard: The only sound I hear is white noise ...
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I have a 2 A 12 V regulated power supply and I want to use it to emulate a 9 V battery for a breadboard

I have a 2 amp 12 volt regulated power supply and I want to use it to emulate a 9 volt battery for a breadboard. However, I need to protect the power source and the components used in my breadboard ...
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Why different battery voltage does not affect LED light-up time?

I have this clock circuit build along with de-bouncing circuit - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O6xdOexSCE (this is based on Ben Eater's 8bit computer). But I'm using 9v battery instead of 5v one. I ...
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The art of using breadboard

I am making a circuit for converting analog to digital signals using an ADC0808. This IC has 28 pins, and my circuit also includes a 555 timer and some LEDs to display the output. The high number of ...
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Tesla coil circuit troubleshooting

Ok so we are making a tesla coil. Here is the circuit diagram we are referring: Now it worked when we first made this. The light bulb lights bulb when we bring it near to secondary coil. Then we ...
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How to convert 8-bit information containing MIDI note, to square wave signal using basic chips and components? [closed]

Using basic electronic components (capacitors, transistors, etc) and/or chips (555, 74 series, etc) how do I convert from: Input: 8-bits containing the binary representation of a MIDI number "...
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Can I run 125kHz RF circuit on a breadboard?

I was wondering if making a low frequency RF circuit on a breadboard is viable.
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Arduino pin connection basic

In the Arduino Uno's basic manual, connections for fading led are given. They have connected led on breadboard. The positive of led is connected through a resistor to the pin no 9 (pwm) and negative ...
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Finding the broken cicuit in an Xor Gate

I am new to this particular stack site but I feel that this is the most appropriate place to ask my question. -Background- I've been following an online web course called Nand2Tetris that takes you ...
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JK flip flop integrated circuit (7473) toggle malfunction

I built a state machine using JK flip flops, I tested it but I kept getting seemingly random results. I decided to test each jk flip flop individually. Here is the schematic for my testing: simulate ...
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Electronics project

I am building a project for my college work which is used to detect the leakage of gas in house. The schematic diagram is given below. 1: I removed the rectifier part because I am using a battery. ...
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Connect TFT LCD screen with flex band to breadboard

I'm asking for clues on how to do this, I didn't found much over the internet as everybody buys their LCD screens with a mounting to the breadboard of as a shield for arduino. The TFT screen I bought ...
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my breadboard simulation doesn't work properly

I'm trying to simulate the below circuit on a breadboard but it seems I'm missing something because the numbers don't seem to be correct. Here is the circuit I am trying to build: Here is my ...
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electronically efficient breadboard wiring

I have checked stachexhange for my answer, but no luck. I hope I can be helped here. I am building ben eater's 8-bit, and have a general question about wiring: Is it better (less impedance/resistance)...
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Low Pass filter

I am making a Sallen-Key topology second order low pass filter with 10Hx cutoff frequency: I am using the LM248 op amp. The resistor and capacitor values are specified in the drawing. However, when I ...
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TTL IC logic high output doesn't reach high enough voltage

I've been having a problem trying to build a breadboard circuit. The problem being, that some IC high outputs doesn't reach a high enough voltage, staying around ~2V. That is not sufficient for a ...
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Is this a correct way to route current away from breadboard?

I've recently grown interested in electronics and robotics, so I wanted to move my contraption using a servo motor. A 555 chip creates a PWM signal for servo for positioning, and I control the servo ...
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Can I use the oscillation frequency equation for this circuit?

I'm not really sure if this is a question that can be answered so I'm sorry in advance if it isn't. I've just started doing electronics on a breadboard and I'm making a "Mini Strobe Light" from Jaycar'...
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Perfboard dimensions

I would like to design a 3D printed enclosure for my project. I am using these perfboards from amazon. I could not find online the dimensions for the mounting holes. I know I can use a calliper, but ...
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Arduino UNO disconnects from computer when connecting it to a breadboard from specific holes

I am a complete beginner in electronics; I started learning using Arduino yesterday. There is something strange happening with the Arduino UNO board. The Arduino board is connected to my laptop and ...
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simplest way to create an activatable alarm on a speaker?

I have made a circuit that produces a 3.3V high when its active and 0V when it is off. Now I would like to extend it with a speaker that plays some sort of alarm (although it shouldn't be too ...
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Led on breadboard burned out why?

Please be kind as I am fairly new to electronics. Anyways, from what I read on multiple forums the rules are fairly straight forward, but I am puzzled as to why my led burnt out. So I connected the ...
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LEDS on Traffic Circuit using 555 Timer Don't Light up

Here is a picture of the circuit and circuit we built on the breadboard. We used every component as instructed and built it as such. The Green LED lights up for about 7 seven seconds then turns off, ...
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Power issues on TTL circuit

I am building a homebrew 8-bit computer on breadoards and PCBs with TTL logic IC's (LS, HCT and ALS families). This is a small portion of the circuit (3 modules): I'm using an ordinary phone charger ...
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Unable to supply FONA 32u4 3.5 v through circuit

I am relatively inexperienced when it comes to circuitry and electronics. However I am trying to create a simple device in which with a press of a button, the device turns on and calls a specific ...
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741 Op. Amp.: Inverting input connected to output (pin 2 connected to pin 6). What does it mean?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am a newbie electronics students. My question is, what does it mean (what happens) when you connect pin 2 to pin 6 on a 741 op. ...
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Zero crossing detection circuit correct?

I am working on a DIY AC dimmer circuit with arduino. This project is part of the AC dimmer circuit as mentioned here Since, I was stuck in so thought of retracing my steps and checking each part of ...
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AND Gate Stays Open

I have a very simple circuit on a breadboard with two push-button switches, an AND gate (74LS08), and an LED. I have the two switches hooked up to pins 1 and 2, while the LED goes from 3 to ground. ...
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Magnetism and my breadboard

So today I assembled a little circuit to test my new shift registers (74HC595). I took three breadboards and connected them as shown on the drawing here. It is supposed to work as a user ...
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555 Astable Timer produces incorrect period/frequency

I am building a 555 astable timer circuit for a course which must match the BPM of a song. The song has a BPM of 104, which requires a timer frequency of roughly 1.733 Hz. The circuit looks as ...
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Why doesn't my bench PSU read current on a breadboard?

I've recently purchased a cheap eBay DPS3012 DC-DC converter supply. I intend to use it on breadboard projects. The "problem" is that the meter reads a 5V output, with no current being drawn and ...
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What breadboard simulation software is this?

I'm not familiar with what software is available and cannot recognize the origin of this diagram. Does anyone know what software this is? I'm only guessing that it can perform simulation; it may just ...
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Circuit to Breadboard [duplicate]

I'm currently working on a project which requires me to test the functionality of TTL logic gates by making use of diodes and resistors. To do so I must first place them on the breadboard and then ...
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Noise everywhere on solderless breadboard, could the DC-DC converter be the source?

I am using a solderless bread to prototype an analog sense -> 8 bit digital circuit. It's messy Has Hi gain sensing opamps sensitive POTS I have 20mV of noise everywhere, even when I am connecting ...
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Is the grounding of the breadboard common used? [closed]

Is the ground of the breadboard common used ? I mean can i connected two different voltage producer (voltage supply) ground pins in the some negative hole in the breadboard?
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How adding a jumper switches the power between 5V and 3.3V?

Below is a snapshot of MB102 bread board powersupply that can provide either \$5V\$ or \$3.3V\$ on either rails. We can switch between 5V and 3.3V by adding a jumper as shown. I'm just wondering how ...
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Connecting Led in Series with Parallel Switches

I created a diagram for a circuit that i am trying to implement. I have attached my circuit diagram and have been trying to implement it but still have not got it to work. I've checked all the wiring ...
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Need help choosing a power supply for a breadboard [closed]

Hey i want to (in the long term) start experimenting with remaking modules from old analog synthesizers. For example remake an oscillator from a Minimoog or a chorus from a Roland Juno-60 or something ...
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What kind of rubber “melts” plastic?

I know this should probably be posted in a chemistry exchange, but I figured the parts are pretty standard electronics equipment that the question might be more relevant here. So a couple of ...
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Why don't single row circuits work on a breadboard? [duplicate]

I am fairly new to electronics, and whilst messing around with a simple LED circuit on my breadboard I noticed that when connect my resistor and LED on two separate rows, the LED lights up as it ...
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Relay circuit not working

I have connected my relay with a nodeMCU so that when I give commands to relay through nodeMCU the led connected to relay gets powered up. But after proper connection also it doesn't power up.
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How to check if a device is compatible with a breadboard?

I am just in the process of purchasing components for a control systems project but I am having trouble selecting a barrel jack that is compatible with a breadboard layout. I'm not sure if there is a ...
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Breadboard connections

I am new to breadboard electronics projects. I am looking to do this project but am a bit lost on what all I need parts wise. This is my current parts list: ...
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How to hook up a fan to this switching circuit

I am trying to build a controlable fan with a raspberry pi and I have found the below circuit for a switching circuit to allow the 12V power to go to the fan My question is how do I then hook the fan ...
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Jumper wire solution for short header pins /

I installed header pins that fit into a feather microcontroller, but since they are not double sided header pins, the top side is too short to attach normal jumper wires to. Is there some clean, non-...
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ADC readings problem: built in vs external ADC unit

Why am I getting these (mostly) good readings with the built in ADC of the Arduino Uno (10 bits resolution): and these scattered values (same analog sensor used) with the external LTC1418 ADC (14 ...
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Common Mistakes Using Breadboard: What's Wrong? [closed]

I didn't wire my circuit correctly and burnt out all my LEDs. I put the resistor's nodes in the same 5 hole row and put each terminal of LED in separate rows. The LED lit up, but soon after blew up. ...