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  • n. A board, having a matrix of small holes to which components may be attached without solder, used for the temporary construction and testing of electrical and electronic circuits


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  • The kit includes two transceiver/MCU boards, called RF Engines, an experiment "protoboard" and software.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • A built the circuit on the protoboard so that the parallel port could control the three relays.

    Boing Boing: August 28, 2005 - September 3, 2005 Archives

  • I grabbed a cordless drill motor/gearbox, some aluminium tubing/sheet/rod, nuts and bolts, transistors, resistors, diodes, an old parallel port cable and a protoboard.

    Boing Boing: August 28, 2005 - September 3, 2005 Archives

  • She wore the sweatshirt with protoboard attached causing LEDs to light up for Career Day at MIT.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Worn Circuit Boards as Art — in Airports:

  • Normally, I'd get a piece of protoboard, a PC board with nothing but a bunch of holes to mount components onto and then wire together, and do exactly that.

    August 5th, 2007

  • Getting protoboard in Houston is simplicity itself: just take a trip to EPO and buy it off the shelf.

    August 5th, 2007

  • If you do a quick proof of concept on a protoboard first, you can save yourself a lot of grief when you try to set out a permanent version or send it out to a printed-circuit-board fab.

    Boing Boing

  • They worked perfectly so he laid out all the components on a new protoboard, keeping in mind to make it as thin as possible.

    MAKE Magazine

  • One Forum member suggested flashing an LED on the protoboard to indicate a Python script continued to operate properly.

    Gadget Freak Files

  • Eventually, I unplugged the USB stick and connected the protoboard to a lab PC through a serial port.

    Gadget Freak Files


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