Homemade Breadboard Using Paperclips

About: Logician. Interests: Computer Programming and Inventing. Electronic Circuits. Homemade Breadboards.

We make a Homemade Breadboard using Paperclips inserted into Cardboard.

We then use Paperclips to connect our Electronic Components to the Paperclip Rails.

We call this Paperclip Crimping. No solder is ever needed! These are VERY STRONG CONNECTIONS!

Enjoy our tutorial on how to make a homemade breadboard for electronics projects and how to modify electronic components to connect to the breadboards you make.

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Step 1: Homemade Breadboard

Step 2: Homemade Breadboard - Papercliptronics

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Step 5: Paperclip Rails

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Step 9: HOT GLUE Both Ends of Each Paperclip

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Step 13: Powering the Rails - Multiple Methods

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Step 68: Papercliptronics - a Solderless Method of Making Electronic Circuits

Papercliptronics is a fun and safe way to learn electronics.

I invented the Paperclip Homemade Breadboard and Paperclip Crimping Methods, because I really wanted to learn electronics, but found that Solder is VERY DANGEROUS, both from fumes and from heat!

The fumes from solder causes damage to the persons' lungs!

Therefore, it is advisable that Paperclip Crimping be used instead, for STEM learning, instead of Solder.

In Summation, we just made a homemade breadboard out of 10 paperclips, a piece of cardboard, and a little bit of Elmer's glue. In total, the paperclip breadboard costs an estimated 20 cents to make!

The Paperclip Breadboard is VERY STRONG when Elmer's glue is added.

Thus, we can consider Papercliptronics a permanent circuit design method, as well as a prototyping environment.

Enjoy Learning Electronics Safely.

Take Care Everyone.

Tutorial & Invention by: Keystoner March - College of Scripting Music & Science

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    3 Discussions

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    Gadisha

    7 months ago

    Cool, thanks for sharing!

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    audreyobscura

    7 months ago

    Ha! What a fun way to use paperclips as an education tool for electronics! Well done!

    1 reply