How to Use a Breadboard

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Purchasing a Breadboard

A great way to start using breadboards is to purchase one as part of a kit. The Sparkfun Inventor's Kit includes everything you need to complete 16 different circuits.

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

SparkFun Inventor's Kit - v4.1

KIT-15267
$99.95
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Breadboards

We've also listed a few basic stand-alone breadboards in different sizes for your projects.

Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Clear)

Breadboard - Translucent Self-Adhesive (Clear)

PRT-09567
$4.95
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Breadboard - Classic

Breadboard - Classic

PRT-00112
$9.95
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STEMTera (Black)

STEMTera (Black)

DEV-14082
$45.00
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Breadboard - Mini Modular (Red)

Breadboard - Mini Modular (Red)

PRT-12044
$3.95

Jumper Wires

Looking for ways to connect easily to your boards and ICs on a breadboard? Check out the following jumper wires.

Jumper Wire Kit - 140pcs

Jumper Wire Kit - 140pcs

PRT-00124
$5.95
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Alligator Clip with Pigtail (10 Pack)

Alligator Clip with Pigtail (10 Pack)

CAB-14303
$6.95
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IC Hook with Pigtail

IC Hook with Pigtail

CAB-09741
$4.95
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IC Hook Test Leads

IC Hook Test Leads

CAB-00501
$8.95
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Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/F Pack of 10

Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/F Pack of 10

PRT-09140
$3.95
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Jumper Wires Premium 6" F/F Pack of 10

Jumper Wires Premium 6" F/F Pack of 10

PRT-08430
$3.95
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Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/M Pack of 10

Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/M Pack of 10

PRT-08431
$3.95
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Solderable Breadboards and Protoboards

When you are finished prototyping on a breadboard, you can solder the circuit to a PCB for a more secure connection.

SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard

SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard

PRT-12070
$4.95
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SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard - Mini

SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard - Mini

PRT-12702
$2.95
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SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard - Large

SparkFun Solder-able Breadboard - Large

PRT-12699
$8.95
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SparkFun ProtoShield Kit

SparkFun ProtoShield Kit

DEV-13820
$10.95
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