Electronic – Breadboard component layout design


What techniques are useful when layout a circuit on a breadboard? Specifically, making it as least cluttered and readable as possible. My circuits always come out looking horrible and really messy.

Is there a technique on where to start? Or some rules on what to connect first?

Best Answer

Look at the breadboard view of Fritzing.

I have never bothered with a complicated circuit on a solderless breadboard. It's usually less trouble to just start soldering things together on a 0.1" protoboard.

Breadboards are best for quick, small "will this work" circuits. And who cares if those look a bit messy.