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Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes

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276-168

 | Catalog #: 276-168
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Product Summary

Take a DIP.

Use this universal component PC board as the starting point for your electronics project. Includes 780 pre-drilled indexed holes. For ICs and DIPs up to 40 pins. Dimension are 2-13/16x3-3/4".

  • Includes 780 pre-drilled indexed holes
  • For ICs and DIPs up to 40 pins
  • Dimensions: 2-13/16x3-3/4"
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  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
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RadioShackUniversal Component PC Board with 780 Holes
 
3.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (9)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

  • Wears easily (4)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (6), Enthusiast (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (10), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Enough

    By thegrendel

    from Maryland

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Optimized For Ics
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Traces Oxidize
    • Wears Easily

    Best Uses

    • One-off Projects

    Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

    These boards are versatile and easy to use.
    Not the highest quality, but certainly good enough.
    After a year or two in storage, the copper traces tend to oxidize, but a little steel wool remedies that.

    I've built diy Arduino shields and even a full-function hackduino on these boards. At the moment,
    I'm working on a Raspberry Pi "plate" (shield),
    using one of these. I think of these boards as the missing link between my imagination and a finished, functional project.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Very Good for Prototyping

    By W5SMD

    from Texas

    About Me Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

        The hole spacing is stanard .1". I haven't measured the hole diameters.

        This board also has two traces that "snake" along the board between connected pads to create power and ground busses. The DIP IC's stradle these busses, and there are two additional holes connected to each pin of the IC.

        I used a dremel to cut the trace so that I could have a 12 volt and a 5 volt bus, as well as ground. Then I used red, green and black sharpie markers on the non-copper side to mark where they are located to help with laying out components.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for lots of projects

        By djerickson

        from Boston

        About Me Power User

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

              This breadboard and its smaller sibling, 276-150 are two of the best Radio Shack products. I am a 40+ year EE and never use solderless breadboards. These are better in performance, quick and easy to build and wire, and permanent if you want them to be. Price is cheap so I keep a couple around all the time. If you are in a Boston area Radio Shack and they are all gone, I've probably been by. When you're done experimenting you have a circuit to keep forever. Even if you just stick it in a drawer, you can always get back to it. With a solderless breadboard you need to re-collect the parts and pretty much start from scratch. And the parts and wires fall out easily. Check our some of my projects using them at www.djerickson.comTrue they aren't great for RF or high speed digital, but for analog, audio, DC, GP circuitry, simple micros, quick test fixtures etc. they are great. Better than wire-wrappping since the wiring is low profile. Easy to use with IC sockets and socket pins (machine contact preferred) to allow quickly substituting components. Work well with DIP or .1" components and DIP modules. I use 30 AWG solid wire (wire-wrap style) and solder, and 0.1" crimp and poke (Molex or Amp MT) or IDC style connectors. Love 'em.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Hole size? Spacing?

              By tom94353845d

              from Chicago, il

              About Me Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                    This is such a simple item. Radio Shack gives a useless spec like the total number of holes (?!?) but can't give the hole size or spacing; an actually useful spec? Wait, packages at Radio Shack don't have that info anymore, either. Sheesh.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    It'll do.

                    By Uber Nerd

                    from Midwest

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Performance
                    • Typically in stock at RS

                    Cons

                    • Traces oxidize easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Initial prototyping
                    • Small quantity circuits

                    Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                    This product meets Radio Shack's standards of adequate performance. For high performance choose another vendor. But let's face it, where else are you gonna find a universal component PC board with 780 holes on a Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.?

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Good only for simple DIP IC circuits

                    By Not Smart Enough

                    from MN

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Small

                    Cons

                    • Incompatible

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                      The snaked rail traces make it very difficult to follow.
                      Best used with DIP IC's where the power and ground pins are consistent.

                      Also, the number of holes out from each pin is very limited.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      One more row would help ...

                      By TLH

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Performance
                      • Rugged

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                          The board has five rows of connected holes. ICs straddle two rows each.[...]

                          (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Good

                          By Jack

                          from Lambertville, MI

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Wears Easily

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                            Prototyping

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Worked well for my small project

                            By Unfortunate Bystander

                            from Santa Cruz, CA

                            About Me Power User

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Hard to solder neatly

                            Best Uses

                            • Protoyping

                            Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                            I used this for a small project and it worked out just fine. I did have a bit of trouble making clean solder joints on the 'copper' side.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Hole sizes?

                            By Sparky

                            from BOS

                            About Me Power User

                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

                                Sure would be nice if they would list the hole size! I think they are .042 but can't tell for sure.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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