here are a couple of things that i commonly use in my breadboard projects 

Step 1: Use Staples As Small Jumpers

i found that staples fit perfectly into the holes of the breadboard, you can even fit two in the same hole.
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thanks for these tips :)
And the #1 tip for using breadboard is you can never have too much of it!<br> <br> <a href="http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7615/p7100104.jpg">http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7615/p7100104.jpg</a><br> <br> But seriously getting solid wire shouldn't be an issue for anyone bell wire or phone wire works fine. I believe it is #22 AWG<br>
Staples....That was easy!... ;)<br>
I would not advise opening up the holes to make bigger leads 'fit'. This will most likely damage the breadboard and make it intermittent. <br><br>One method I have used is to solder smaller extension wires to the component.<br><br>Lazy Old Geek
I have also done that.
I like to use cut off pieces from resistors.<br><br>Great idea about using staples.<br><br>When I did a lot of breadboading, I used to like to buy those PCBs that match up to breadboards so it's easier to transfer designs. I guess they're still around.<br><br>
Iv'e seen them at the Radio Shack online store, you can also get them on eBay.
I have the exact same breadboard... and I can't seem to use it. Can you show me how it's wired?
just like that
OH, thanks! (note strong reaction)
lol your welcome
nice idea with the staples for jumpers.<br>wonder if they work good for PCBs as well...
no, they dont solder very well

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