How to install electronic components?
I'm new to this electronic hobby thing. I'm trying to make a simple sound amplifier, purchased all components, have the schematic of the circuit BUT I have no idea how to install them on a protoboard (breadboard).
I've one of these: http://img.td-imgs.com/images/67/14/26714_971289_CTL-26714.jpg
I don't know how to use these boards. Are those circles painted with copper? How do I turn this into a circuit board?
Eventually I lost my mind and started wiring up the components but it's really messy and time consuming.
I couldn't get a mainstream breadboard so I picked the one above, but it seems to me that it's just a support for the component and the wiring part is still inevitable. I can't find tutorials on this topic, heck I don't even know how to search this topic. It's very annoying.
Please give me some feedback. Thank you.