Collin's Lab: The REAL Breadboard
In this post, I'll show you how we made our own boards for use, and how I experimented with the different resistors on hand.
What you'll need:
One Solderless Beadboard Kit; Some of the items pictured here were not used in this particle construction but will be used in a later project. For this project what you'll need is the:
- Solderless Breadboard
- Two 10mm LED lights
- 9 Volt battery with Connector
- Breadboard Jumpers
- Connecting wires
- 2 resistors
- 1 KMG 50 V Resistor (To interrupt the resistors)
- 1 chip
Diagram to Follow:
When putting it together, it's easier to start with these components first before putting in the wires.
Then, connect the wires, and follow the diagram exactly or else it's not going to light up:
Then finally, you connect the battery to see if you placed all the slots into the right holes:
Once you celebrate that you have a working Breadboard, you can experiment with different resistors to get different blinking effects with your lights like I did and have way too much fun with that magic:
These resistors/capacitors interrupts the flow of electricity to the LED lights and causes them to blink intermittenly at different speeds. The ones with a higher voltage blink faster, and the ones with a lower voltage blink so slow you think that you broke a connection somewhere on the first try:
And then this guy in my class gave me this one, and my board lost it's fucking mind:
It was so fast my phone's camera capture rate couldn't even keep up with it.