Using stripboards/veroboards

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Robin Mitchell, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Robin Mitchell

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Hi everyone...

    Im making a big circuit using those strip boards. Is it best to have the wires on the top or underneath?

    Thanks :)
  2. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Either way will work.

    It's 'best' to have all the wires hooked up right and nothing shorted out. :)
  3. Robin Mitchell

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    No sh*t shelock hahaha :)
    Ok, i think i will wire underneath, thanks for the posty :)
  4. DangerousBill

    Active Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    I put the wires on top, but I don't cut off the trailing ends (that protrude through the board) until it's finished. That's so that if I need multiple connections to the same node, and run out of holes, I can tack a new wire to the trailing end on the bottom side.

    But I prefer:

    If I'm reasonably certain the circuit will work, I will lay out a PC board using a quick service like ExpressPCB, and get 2 boards etched without mask or silkscreen. It's usually less than $75, and saves that much in labor costs. I add extra pads wherever there is room, so I can cut and paste in the case of errors or changes. Also, I socket everything.

    When the circuit is tweaked, I can generally go smoothly to a finished, masked board with less effort.

    (It helps if I'm working for a client, too, and can charge the cost to an account.)

    Dangerous Bill
  5. Audioguru

    AAC Fanatic!

    Dec 20, 2007
    I have made hundreds, thousands (or millions) of circuits on Veroboard (stripboard).
    The strips form half of a pcb and most of the parts and a few jumper wires (on the components side) form the remainder of the pcb.
    Only one wire goes in each hole like on a pcb.