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Stripboard is a popular type of electronics prototyping board with a 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) grid of holes, connected by strips of copper running in one direction all the way across one side of the board. It is also known by the name Veroboard, which is a trademark of British company Vero Technologies Ltd.

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A question about a connector with staggered pins

I have ribbon cable which uses a staggered male IDC connector, which plugs into a corresponding staggered female PCB mount connector. The following image shows the cable plugged in to the PCB ...
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USB (low speed) on stripboard: can it work?

I recently designed a PCB, with a connector for an extension module for "future uses" (with various signals: GPIOs, I2C, SPI, USB2.0, USB3.1, PCIe Gen4). The connectors are fine pitched (and ...
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Routing on stripboard/prototyping PCB

I'm regularly tasked with doing "quick and dirty" prototypes on stripboard and other prototyping PCBs (holes only, patterns like the solder-less breadboards, etc.). Those are usually very ...
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Connection from breadboard to stripboard

I already have my circuit placed on breadboard. Now I need to transfer it on stripboard. My question is I can just transfer the exact same connection and placement on stripboard right? I don't need to ...
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Review my layout to see if I've missed anything

This is my first attempt at a schematic to Vero layout so a more educated and experienced set of eyes would be much appreciated. I am also open to suggestions and criticisms. Also, I'm putting this in ...
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Why is my infrared transmitter/receiver circuit not working?

I tried to make this circuit, but it didn't work like it should. I thought my connections were right but maybe it not. This is the circuit diagram: This is my layout. (I used other components as ...
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How do I transfer this circuit to stripboard?

I want to construct this circuit because it look worth to try. However, I am not sure about connection between the components. This is the components placement that I tried, does it make sense? Please ...
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What is the difference between a perf board and a stripboard?

From what I know, perf boards have individual copper holes but stripboards have rows of connected copper. Are there any difference besides their appearance? ie such as the limitations of voltage or ...
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can i cut a large strip board into a smaller one?

I need a 17 hole by 8 hole strip board. I could only buy a much larger one. Can I cut the larger one to the size I need without destroying it? If so, how would I do that?
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Can I build a 4A circuit on cardboard?

I'm planning to build a 12V 4A circuit, and I was originally going to put it on a strip board. However, the board I ordered came broken (and each piece would be a bit small for building a circuit), ...
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Powering 10 servomotors + Arduino

I'm set on using a single Li-Po for a whole 10-servo robot, splicing the power with those Wago connectors into three step-down converters: 5V for Arduino Uno & PWM driver with 7 servos (6V would ...
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How to find and remove the buzzer from a Morphy Richards Breadmaker

I just bought a Morphy Richards breadmaker that is great in all ways, but it beeps in the middle of the night and wakes me up (both when it begins baking and when it's finished). So I was wondering if ...
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Stripboard: Linking Neighboring Rows

If I need to link two neighboring rows for a stripboard build is there any reason I should make a wire link over just placing a blob of solder between them? This is for a guitar pedal so the board ...
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LM35 sensor giving weird readings [closed]

I am a mechanical engineering student and I'm quite bad at electronics so I decided to post here. For my dissertation, I require 2 circuits using the same 5.7 V DC power supply. One of the circuits is ...
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Building AC to DC circuit that can not be run on a breadboard

First I have an AC power source. Can I solder the power source directly to a rectifier to make it DC? I plan on using a protoboard using the DC power but I need the board to be able to handle 2Amps ...
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How to draw the stripboard planning for this diagram [closed]

Can anyone help? I have no idea how to draw stripboard planning diagram for this diagram. I have to solder but I cant even start without stripboard planning diagram. Thanks in advance.(https://i....
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Electrical properties of a stack of strip board connected by through-hole pins/sockets

I'm aware that breadboards have a limit of 1-2MHz. I think this is because of capacitance. Are there similar limits for a stack of stripboard connected by through-board sockets/pins? Would breaking ...
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Veroboard and solder traces current rating?

I am making a "pcb" with perfboard and solder traces. Unfortunately I need to run up to 8 amps through some parts of it. In the places where I need to use wires to jump over solder traces I plan on ...
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A question about using stripboard/perfboard instead of PCB for long duration

I have made some analog interfaces by using perfboards or strip boards for a project which will run 6 months on a bridge but indoors and inside enclosures. The components were DIP package ICs and ...
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How to increase veroboard's current capacity?

I want to solder below circuit into a veroboard. As I notice my motor will draw high current. Can I paste copper tape to handle the high current? What others modifications should I do to make ...
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How to tell if stripboard is plated or not?

It's my first time working with perfboards. My understanding is that if it is not plated, the copper layer is subject to corrosion and must be prepared before soldering anything on it. I just got ...
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Replicate PCB design on stripboard

I'm thinking about making a DIY project (this one). I'm a complete n00b, I just have some theoretical knowledge about electronics from some university courses, and I'd like to learn some more. I was ...
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What is the red-outlined white square that contains a red dot in this diagram?

I'm new to circuit design and reading schematics but have a little familiarity there. On this diagram which shows a circuit built on a strip board, I don't quite understand the meaning of the red-...
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How do I make a wire link for veroboard quickly and accurately.

I recently put together a prototype on veroboard. It was necessary to make several links from BTC to do the vertical connection between tracks. Is there a quick way of making wire links accurately?
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DIY PWM Fan Controller; Speed changing too fast

I couldn't think of a way to explain all this in one line, so apologies for the slightly vague title. I've built a PWM Fan Controller for a DIY Laptop Cooling Pad Project. It theoretically works, and ...
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8 Pin DIP SR Latch Chip?

I'm making a space-sensitive circuit for a friend that uses an SR Latch to trigger an LED to go on (and then stay on) once a laser hits an IR receiver, with a button to reset. My only problem is, I ...
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A more elegant solution to wiring this system?

I have a pressure system with eight solenoid valves on it and I'm controlling it from an Arduino. For each valve I have a solid state relay that an Arduino controls to switch on and off 12V from the ...
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How can I reduce the size of my PCB without losing features [closed]

I've created a small circuit board that consists of a 4093 IC, a 4013 IC and a BD 233. I have a hall effect sensor ive tagged onto the end of the board which im not too concerned about. As you can ...
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Is it safe to use a stripboard for a 22V 10000mAh LiPo circuit?

I have a circuit that acts as a switch between 2 LiPo batteries. I tested the circuit with 3.7V batteries on a breadboard. But now can I implement this using 22V 10000mAh LiPos on a stripboard or is ...
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Is it okay to cut a 2 row 8-pin DIP socket for IC to stripboard connections?

I have a fatal short circuit (connecting 0V to 5V) on a very tedious stripboard project because I was given an 8-pin 2-row DIP socket (shown below) that has a short circuit between pins 2 and 3 (the ...
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rf range at 433Mhz with prototype stripboard

I have a pair of RF IC's, wired with capacitors and coils as suggested by the manufacturer, on a prototype vero-board. (see pictures). These are an OOK 433MHz transmiter CMT2150 and a receiver CMT2250 ...
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RF circuit prototyping on strip boards

Are strip(vero) boards good enough for prototyping RF circuits ? Frequency range is between 100 MHz to 450 MHz. Previously I've used strip boards for frequency range of around 100 MHz to 150 MHz, ...
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Is a stripboard strip designed for 240V? [duplicate]

I need to use a relay to control a 240V circuit via a low voltage (5V) one: Beside making sure that the "high voltage area" is correctly insulated from users one point which worries me is whether the ...
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Which wires should I use for stripboards?

The wire I use seems to break off the stripboard easily. (Typical wire like the wires given with a 9V battery connector). What is the norm about the wire to be used for stripboards?
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Is this the right layout and can i reduce the number of bridges?

I have this LED light flasher circuit and want to put make it on a veroboard This is my first veroboard project and below is my plan for the layout. Will this work and do I need to reduce the number ...
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How do I put this on to a stripboard? [duplicate]

I am a beginner in electronics and have this circuit for a dual LED flasher. This was from a project book and I was able to make this quite easily with the provided printed PCB. I now want to make ...
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Comparator on an op-amp in a PT2399 delay pedal

I am building a guitar effects pedal from a schematic I found online. Unfortunately the schematic is poor quality and hand-drawn, but there is a diagram of it constructed on veroboard (this is ...
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How can I protect veroboard from corrosion/ tarnishing?

All of my veroboard-copper-tracks gradually slowly becoming blackish, scratch-like marks, or sometimes brown-black patches. Here's one from extreme (sorry for bad soldering, it is 7- 8 months old, ...
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How can I determine voltage and current limit of protoboard?

I have a project I want to wire up on a prototype board. I know the peak voltage and current expected at each contact point. But how can I tell whether the board can handle it? If it can't then it ...
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What is the current carrying capacity of a single stripboard track?

A stripboard track's current carrying capacity can be increased by using tracks in parallel, tinning it with solder or soldering tinned copper wire onto it, etc. but what is the current carrying ...
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Could interference on a stripboard be affecting my input from a shift register?

I've built an interface board to connect an LED matrix and a home made games controller to an Arduino Due board. The interface and code for both the matrix and the controller were tested ...
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Best solution for compact wiring on stripboard

When transferring a circuit from breadboard to stripboard, I often struggle to manage the wiring; often it starts looking like an overgrown garden; the components inevitably start disappearing under ...
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Mains Voltage on Strip Board

I need to prototype something quickly as a proof of concept. Is it safe to use mains (UK 230V) on stripboard? It will be going to a transformer so I can control some appliance. Or should I design a ...
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What kind of socket for a 5-position 0.067 pitch part?

What kind of socket would I use to connect a 5-pin 0.067" pitch part (the Murata OKR-T10-W12) to a piece of normal 0.1" pitch stripboard? Googling "0.067 5-pin socket" gets me hits for CPU sockets ...
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Stripboard without copper tracks?

I bought this stripboard on Ebay. It said "Veroboard" so I had thought it would be with some sort of tracks: http://www.ebay.com/itm/281342062542 Turns out there's copper around the holes but there'...
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What is the best way to solder these wires to circuit board?

What is the best way to solder these stranded wires onto a vero board (strip board)? I am thinking maybe using some kind of connector instead of just soldering on. It will make things more flexible. ...
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Use for trackless / bare stripboard?

I've seen a few stripboards laying around that have no copper tracks. After looking online I can see that you can indeed buy these but I can't seem to find why or how to use them. How can you use it ...
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Tool to remove traces on a stripboard? [duplicate]

I was wondering what sort of tool works best for removing traces on a stripboard like the following: Datasheet. Product page on Mouser. Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org
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How do I mount a chip onto a stripboard?

So, I just got my LM380 amp circuit working and I'm ready to mount it on my stripboard. But, my strip board divides all the holes into rows. How am I supposed to mount the LM380 onto it if the rows go ...
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Stripboard as a capacitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we build capacitors on a PCB board? I have learnt that a capacitor is really just parallel plates. I guess I could use a stripboard as a capacitor by putting links at each ...
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