[Tips & Tricks] Perfboard Building

Frequently asked question on the subject of designing, creating, producing printed boards, veroboards or perfboads and on point-to-point construction techniques.
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drmathprog
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I'm inspired by the Eternity and King of Tone perfboard projects. Can someone point me to a tutorial or suggest techniques for soldering a perfboard project? Specifically, I'm not clear on how I can solder the components on one side to the wires on the other side.

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Post by ieatyouforbreakfast »

don't cut the leads to the components and use the extra lengths as traces.

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Thanks. Seems obvious, but it didn't occur to me until I read your post. :D

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That's perfect; I don't know why I couldn't find it! Thanks!

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The Tweak-O project has hole-by hole instructions, and shows both sides of the board at several stages. It was my first build, and I was very fortunate to have this project as a guide.

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I create a layout for a pcb then use that as a guide when building on perfboard.

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Thanks Alex. I've never seen those push in terminal posts before. Where did you find those?

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Post by Alex C »

drmathprog wrote:Thanks Alex. I've never seen those push in terminal posts before. Where did you find those?
Steve at Small Bear Electronics (who created the Tweak-O tutorial) calls them "flea clips" and sells them on his site here.

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