I only had 10 breadboards when I started wiring up my computer and I thought I would simply purchase another batch of 10 boards from the same supplier. Well the breadboards arrived a couple of weeks ago, but when I went to add them to my project I noticed they were slightly different - the colour was a slightly off-white shade, compared to the bright white of the first batch, and the boards were even more warped than the originals. I want the final product to be a nice display piece, so I am not really happy about using two different types of breadboard. As it would happen, just after I noticed this discrepancy I was placing an order for some PCBs and components with JLCPCB and LCSC. I checked LCSC's breadboards and their prices were about the same as the cheap Aliexpress-sourced breadboards. Throwing caution to the wind, I added 15 breadboards to my order and hoped for the best...
My JLCPCB/LCSC order arrived yesterday and I couldn't be happier! The new boards are all identical, plus they all sit perfectly flat and the power rails are nice and square. (The rails on the previous boards were a bit loose and off-kilter.) So I've made the brave (foolish?) decision to move the construction over to the new breadboards. This is going to be fun!
Here is the current state of my build:
And the new (bare) breadboards look much nicer IMHO:
The few parts above are just resting loosely in place - I am going to reposition the components of the clock to give a slightly more pleasing layout. I also found a frame which is the perfect size for this project, so I can display it properly once it is complete. 8^)
Moving the four modules I have already finished over shouldn't take too much time and I should end up with a much nicer looking result. Wish me luck! ;^)