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Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes

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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
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RadioShackUniversal Component PC Board with 780 Holes
 
3.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (10)
  • Reliable (5)

Cons

  • Wears easily (4)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (7), Enthusiast (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (11), Business (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    4.0

    Nice Proto-Typing Board

    By Bob - AF6C

    from Orange, CA

    About Me Power User

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good For Small Protos
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about RadioShack Universal Component PC Board with 780 Holes:

        I've used this board for numerous small prototype circuits. They work well. I made a layout template that allows me to do the layout before any real assembly takes place.

        Recently went to a Radio Shack and couldn't find this particular board. Glad to see it hasn't been discontinued. I usually keep a few spares around along with some 276-150 boards.

        To comment on one other review: Yes Radio Shack component specs often leave out important details. The hole spacing is the std. 0.1 inches and the hole dia. is 0.039 (The latter is given on the package).

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

        (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

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