Wiring Layout on BB. Help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by ecjohnny, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. ecjohnny

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Hi... i need help to make the best layout(breadboard) for my project and i know some software can do this. Can anyone with such software kind enough to help me on this.
    Conditions: My circuit should take up as little space as possible and will be at the corner of the breadboard and the wires must not overlap and as minimum wire as possible also practical to make any other connection:
    Components :
    1)5V regulator using 7805 (3 pin)
    2)555 timer (8DIP)
    3)A single pulser circuit using 74175 (Quad D-FFs) (16DIP)
    4)7408 (Quad AND gates) (16 DIP)
    5)pushbutton 4 pin (take up 3 by 3 hole on BB)
    6) some resistors & capacitor (2 pins)

    Schematics/ connections :

    Thanks for the help.
  2. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    ecjohnny, do you mean breadboard or printed circuit board (PCB)? I have not heard of software to layout a breadboard. Eagle is a good software to use to design PCBs, and I have used it on several occasions.
    Der Strom
  3. ecjohnny

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Breadboard. So there is no software that does this ? i know the BB is for circuit testing only but these circuit will be wired "permanently" on my BB for testing of course.
  4. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    Google "PICAXE pebble WestAust55"

    As far as "wires not overlapping" - good luck with that.

    I'm not trying to be mean here. It will do you no good for someone else to lay it out for you, as you will then accept that other people are better at doing the task than you are.

    You need to work at doing the layout yourself in order to gain proficiency. It isn't easy, particularly at first. But, the more you work at it, the better you will get at it.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  5. stinky111


    Apr 7, 2011
    Guys, Im currently using Multisim 10, in class & there is a 3D breadboard layout option withen this software which works pretty good, however not all components are available for every circuit.
  6. Georacer


    Nov 25, 2009
    When I setup a breadboard circuit I use "jumper wires". I find them very versatile and they provide very robust connections.

    I have left the days of the stripped single wire long behind me...
  7. ecjohnny

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Sorry to bring the post up again.
    Thank for that PICAXE pebble WestAust55 but is there any software that can do the placement automatically for me? (e.g.i will input the schematic/ place the components on BB and it will route/make my circuit for me into the small and nice size as in my 1st post. )?

    if there issnt then i guess i have to think and do it manually.
  8. oldtech33709

    New Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Parts placement for filter and decoupling caps are important. They should be as close to the part they are filtering.
  9. justtrying

    Senior Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    I think you should do it yourself - the experience is very valuable and you will not be able to picture how the circuit is designed until you have a physical prototype on hand. At least for me, there is something about virtual design tht makes it too easy to place components next too each other that should be far apart (think heat dissipation etc). I had to do a PCB for a circuit without breadboarding it and it was very difficult to come up with a good layout. So fiddling around with real parts is probably the best