From Schematic to Veroboard

Posted on Feb 5, 2014

How to construct a circuit on veroboard by reading the schematic. If you`re an experienced constructor, then you will just look at the schematic and start assembly. Experience tells you where to place components and use veroboard space to its best advantage. If you are a beginner, certain prerequisites are assumed. You need to be able to read the

From Schematic to Veroboard
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circuit diagram and relate to each component on the diagram, as it is wired onto the veroboard. For those who are unsure, read my articles on reading a schematic and electronic components. You also need to be able to solder, and beware of the position and orientation of the board and components when working on it from the reverse side. The circuit of the bench amplifier is chosen to represent this article. The notes for this particular circuit are in my test gear section. The schematic is shown below : A suitable piece of veroboard is used. This must be large enough to hold all the components of the circuit. They are available in standard sizes, the piece below is 9 holes wide by 25 holes long and approximate dimesions 1 by 2. 5 inches. Each of the horizontal 9 strips is known as a "track". A track is the same as a single wire running from opposite ends of the board. If a track is broken, with a drill bit or veroboard cutter, then you have two non-connected wires on the same horizontal strip. Note that NO continuity exists across adjacent tracks. If this should happen, i. e. when cutting a track and a piece of copper "swarf" should accidentally bridge two tracks, then the design would be compromised and probably not work at all. Therefore take care when breaking tracks and examine the board after making each break. Check that the veroboard is large enough. Loosely push all components through the holes (in any order). Leave...

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