Here's a fun system designed to take care of some of the headaches involved in breadboarding a circuit.
It is is a simple set of template files drawn to scale with real world electronic components.
Using a vector drawing program you simply move the components onto the breadboard template, draw a few wires and print the result (if you're old school you can print the template and use scissors and glue).
Pin the template to your breadboard, place the components and wires, and you're good to go. Better yet if a wire later falls out its easy to pop it back into place.
Looking to skip ahead?
The Component Library can be found here
The Circuit Library can be found here
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