Home www.play-hookey.com Sat, 05-15-2021
| Direct Current | Alternating Current | Semiconductors | Digital | Logic Families | Digital Experiments | Computers |
| Analog | Analog Experiments | Oscillators | Optics | HTML Test |
| Getting Started | Preparations | DL Experiments | RTL Experiments | DTL Experiments | TTL Experiments | Multivibrators | Basic Clock Sources | Counter and Display |
| Experimenting with Real Circuits | Breadboard Sockets | Experimental Components | Handling Components | Sorting Components | Test Instruments | Power Supplies |

Handling Components


When you build an experimental circuit on a breadboard socket, you will need to insert various components into the contact holes on the socket itself. In some cases you can use such components as resistors and capacitors to directly interconnect the appropriate pins or leads of transistors or ICs. In other cases you will need to complete your connections with short lengths of hookup wire, commonly called "jumpers."

In all cases, however, there are some basic rules for handling experimental components and preparing them for use in your circuits. These rules were developed over time, to help avoid some problems which are often encountered with this type of circuit construction.

The basic rules you should always be careful to follow are:

If you always handle your experimental components gently and with respect, they will last a long time and provide excellent service. It is never too early to learn proper care for your tools and parts.

Prev: Experimental Components Next: Sorting Components

All pages on www.play-hookey.com copyright © 1996, 2000-2015 by Ken Bigelow
Please address queries and suggestions to: webmaster@play-hookey.com