Needed: a trick to debug a circuit on a breadboard - (The Spaghetti Incident)
I'm prototyping a circuit with a 14-legged logic IC on a breadboard.
The picture tells it all: The breadboard looks like a Spaghetti Incident. What a mess. It's hard to find the right holes between all the leads sticking out, and avoiding shorts is even trickier.
And of course:
The circuit doesn't work. Not suprising considering the chaos. No biggie, but debugging a circuit on such a breadboard is a real pain!
Share your tips / tricks / magic to keep a proper and readable circuit on a breadboard.
PS: The circuit is not very complex btw. It's a solar engine, with one logic IC (NAND gates) and about 15 other parts. The circuit does contain feedback loops, which make it a bit trickier...