Deciding to take the plunge into the world of DIY modular. I was wondering if I should get the BEARDBOARD module or instead get a bigger breadboard. I plan to do a lot of Arduino/Teensey this year. I'd like to make my own Arduino sequencer, but I worry that the little BrAEdboard module will be too small for testing a whole sequencer.
I find the BrAEdboard module is better suited for small helper circuits that you want to experiment with and keep in your rack. For development you will want a bigger, external breadboard. You can still get 5V, GND, etc. from an empty bus socket in your rack easily.
Post by keurslagerkurt on Mar 8, 2021 22:06:09 GMT
Agree with TNM & MikMo, for real experimenting, esp with 'larger' units like Arduino of Teensy, a big breadboard of even two breadboards is a must. It's also easier to manipulate, you can turn it around etc. I do like the braedboard for small helper circuits like a buffer, a simple Amp etc. And I do use the two pots that come with it on my other breadboard.
It's easier to work structured (and make less mistakes) when you have a lot of space to work with. It also gives you a clearer overview when things start to get messy.
Post by keurslagerkurt on Mar 8, 2021 22:09:09 GMT
On the solder and soldering: I use lead-based, but I'm looking to switch to leadfree. From what I've heard, lead-free is trickier to solder & you need a hotter soldering iron, but you know, in return you live longer so that seems worth it 😉
There are some great videos on ytb on soldering & gear by EEVBlog, great channel. Really passionate guy, makes soldering iron talk seem like a life changing experience.