Introduction: Bread Board Compatible Mini Circuits

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Stripping wires or hooking them to a breadboard may be annoying at times.Using household materials like foil we will learn how to make mini circuit boards.It is easy to do without much handwork.It may not be preferred in areas where accuracy is a concern but for simple robotics project it works well.Read it and you can easily make such boards even in better ways.

Step 1: Step 1: Planning Your Circuit

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You can use this simulator for ease of design and testing them virtually for any errors. I have taken following as an example for explanation-

Step 2: Step 2: Cut the Foil and Add All Pins

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Cut the foil in desired shape to make the circuit.The sharper side of all pins should be out for use and blunt side can be taped or soldered onto the circuit.For my circuit it will be as above.

Step 3: Step 3: Providing Strength and Covering

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Take any suitable material(I used cardboard) you can find and cut two pieces of it according to your circuit size.If my circuit covers 1 meter square area on table i will cut 2 pieces of 1 meter square and sandwich the circuit between the two with help of tape or any other suitable means. Don't cover your headers outside in the act.

Step 4: Troubleshooting

Any problem???Try reading these,still find issues so ask in comments section

  • Thin foil may blow off if extra current is passed.
  • Better test your foil and pins with simple testing circuit before use.
  • Test circuit in simulator.
  • calculate aluminum extra resistance to know what is the issue.
  • try this link for more..

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