Prototyping is at the heart of every project, big or small, so we've curated the very best tools and materials which we ourselves use for prototyping our own projects.

Breadboards

Solderless breadboards are used by hobbyists and educators alike - they are the backbone of electrical prototyping, easy-to-use, and maker-friendly.

  1. Solderless Breadboard - 830 Tie Point (ZY-102)
    Rating:
    94% of 100
    SKU: CE00304 Guides (2)
    If you're prototyping a circuit big or small, then you'll want a quality breadboard, and this one is awesome! It's got dual isolated power rails perfect for complex projects, 830 tie points, and sturdy spring connectors.
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    184 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Professional Solderless Breadboard - 400 tie points (Metal Backing Plate)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07064
    BreadBoard-400 is a solderless (plug-in) breadboard with 400 connection tie-points (i.e. 400 wire insertion holes). It has 4 power rails.
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    549 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Breadboard Power

The easiest way to power your breadboard projects is with a breadboard power supply. It has an onboard regulator and connects directly to the power rails.

  1. 3.3V + 5V Solderless Breadboard Power Supply Module Adaptor
    Rating:
    91% of 100
    SKU: CE05111 Guides (1)
    Get your prototype online faster with a premade power supply module that can be powered by a DC Adaptor. Switchable 3.3V/5V rails and 5V USB output to cater for almost all common digital designs
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    43 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: DFR0140 Brand: DFRobot Guides (1)
    This is a very simple board that takes a 6-12V input voltage and outputs a selectable 5V or 3.3V regulated voltage. All headers are 0.1" pitch for simple insertion into a breadboard.
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    10 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Data Converters

Gone are the days of computers featuring parallel and serial ports, now it's rare to find anything more than a USB connection. So you'll need an adapter to work with those older interfaces.

  1. USB to TTL Serial UART RS232 Adaptor (PL2303TA)
    Rating:
    99% of 100
    SKU: 018-USB-PL2303HX Guides (1)
    USB to TTL converters are essential for prototyping - they provide a direct interface with the target device. This module connects to your computer USB port and there are 4 wires which connect with your target device.
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    100 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. MAX485 - TTL UART to RS485 Converter Module
    Rating:
    96% of 100
    SKU: CE05154
    Going from TTL to RS485 is made simple by this prototyping friendly module. On one side of the board are the TTL IOs, and on the other are the RS485. At the core is a MAX485 which is powered by 5V.
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    51 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. USB to TTL Serial Cable - Debug / Console Cable for Raspberry Pi
    Rating:
    94% of 100
    SKU: ADA954 Brand: Adafruit
    The cable is easiest way ever to connect to your microcontroller/Raspberry Pi/WiFi router serial console port. Inside the big USB plug is a USB<->Serial conversion...
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    11 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Enclosures

Every project deserves a place to feel safe, and we've got enclosures to house all kinds of projects with weather resistant and heavy duty options available.

  1. Altoids mints sized tin
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA97 Brand: Adafruit
    Useful for larger electronic projects, including the YBox2 kit
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    8 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Enclosure - Flanged (Red)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: PRT-11366 Brand: Sparkfun
    These beefy, bright red plastic enclosures will give your widget the protection (and attention) it deserves. You’ve probably seen these used to enclose radio equipment or antenna baluns as they can be secured to a pole using U-bolts (not included). At about 3mm thick, this 74x158x90mm enclosure has plenty of space for gizmos, gadgets, widgets and doohickeys. The mounting flanges extend 19mm from either edge with two 50mm-spaced 7mm diameter holes.
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Little Rubber Bumper Feet - Pack of 4
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA550 Brand: Adafruit
    Keep your electronics from going barefoot, give them little rubber feet! These small sticky bumpers are Adafruit's favorite accessory for any electronic kit or device...
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Heat Shrink

Heatshrink is the duct tape of electronics. It's used for insulating connections, providing strain relief, colour coding connectors and cables, and heaps more.

  1. Heat Shrink Kit
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: PRT-09353 Brand: Sparkfun
    We love heat shrink! We use it for all sorts of handy projects. Use it to reinforce connections, protect devices, and electrically isolate exposed solder joints. We worked with a manufacturer to create a kit that we would use: lots of colors, lots of sizes, nothing too long. We specially requested some of the sizes with heat sensitive glue which significantly increases stress relief and water proofing. This kit includes 95 pieces of heat shrink, all of varying colors and sizes, and comes in a clear bag. All pieces are 10cm in length.
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Proto Boards

Moving from a solderless breadboard to soldered prototype can be a tricky jump, so it's vital to have quality prototyping board available.

  1. Makerverse Protoboard 30 Row
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07924 Brand: Makerverse
    A high-quality solderable breadboard with an extra pad per row for wide modules
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    360 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Makerverse Project Proto - Protoboard with Power Breakouts
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07920 Brand: Makerverse
    This just might be the most fully-featured protoboard you've ever used - delivering power to your project is a breeze with options for a DC socket, screw terminals or a USB Connector.
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    155 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Makerverse Perfboard 1160 Tie Points
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: CE07928 Brand: Makerverse
    A high-quality grid style perfboard for rapid prototyping
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    145 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Bakelite Universal Perfboard Plates - Pack of 10
    Rating:
    93% of 100
    SKU: ADA2670 Brand: Adafruit
    Make your next project as you imagine it with prototyping perfboards that can easily be cut with scissors like these Bakelite Universal Perfboard Plates! Adafruit wanted...
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    49 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  5. ProtoBoard - Rectangle 2" Single Sided
    Rating:
    97% of 100
    SKU: FIT0099 Brand: DFRobot
    This is a very basic single sided prototyping board with standard 0.1" spacing through holes and four 3mm mounting holes.There are 22x26 holes in total. Great for quickly prototyping stackable circuits.
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    25 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-sized Breadboard PCB - Single
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA1609 Brand: Adafruit
    Customers have asked Adafruit to carry basic perf-board, but Adafruit never liked the look of most basic perf: its always crummy quality, with pads that flake off and no labeling...
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    4 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Pogo Pins

Pogo pins are great for creating reliable, temporary connections on PCBs for testing and/or analysis. They're incredibly handy for prototyping and making jigs.

  1. ISP Pogo Adapter
    Rating:
    80% of 100
    SKU: KIT-11591 Brand: Sparkfun
    Pogo pins make life so much easier when you are trying to program without having to solder a single thing, and when you attach them to an In-system programming (ISP) adapter they become instantly better, this simple kit allows you to do just that. Introducing the ISP Pogo Adapter, a simple and easy way to adapt pogo pins to a 6-pin ISP header allowing you to program an IC still without soldering a header to do so.
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    2 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Pogo Pins Needle Head (10 pack) - P75-B1
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: ADA2430 Brand: Adafruit
    Pogo pins are little spring-loaded contacts, very handy for making jigs, or making momentary (but electrically solid) contacts. Adafruit use them by the dozen for making...
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    5 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

Prototyping Wire

When your prototyping, having the correct wire can be invaluable. We've got you covered with our solid-core jumper kits and jumper wire packs.
  1. Solderless Breadboard Jumper Cable Wires (75 Pieces)
    Rating:
    93% of 100
    SKU: CE00301 Brand: Core Electronics Guides (3)
    These jumper wires feature a male pin at each end which is perfect for connecting different points of the breadboard together.
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    141 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  2. Breadboard Jumper Cables High Quality (30 Pack)
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: FIT0154 Brand: DFRobot
    These are good quality jumper cables, hand made with 22AWG multistrand wire and sturdy male pins. Each jumper cable is approx 210mm long. 30 units, packed as a mix of colours.
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    16 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  3. Jumper Wire Kit for Solderless Breadboard 140 pcs
    Rating:
    90% of 100
    SKU: CE05631
    Stay organized and create tidy circuits with this pack of breadboard jumper wire. It comes with 140 pieces (10 pieces of 14 different lengths), pre-bent for insertion into your breadboard.
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    89 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  4. Premium Jumper Wire 50-Piece Rainbow Assortment M-M 6"
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1702 Brand: Pololu
    These premium jumper wires are stranded 26 awg wires with male terminations on both ends, for use with 0.1" (2.54 mm) female headers and breadboards. The assortment of 6" (15 cm) wires includes five each of ten different colors.

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  5. Premium Jumper Wire 50-Piece Rainbow Assortment M-F 6"
    Rating:
    100% of 100
    SKU: POLOLU-1701 Brand: Pololu
    These premium jumper wires are stranded 26 awg wires with female terminations on one end and male terminations on the other end, for use with 0.1" (2.54 mm) headers and breadboards. The assortment of 6" (15 cm) wires includes five each of ten different colors.
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    3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  6. Premium Female/Female Jumper Wires - 20 x 6 (150mm)
    Rating:
    91% of 100
    SKU: ADA1950 Brand: Adafruit
    These female-female jumper wires are handy for making wire harnesses or jumpering between headers on PCB's. These premium jumper wires are 6" (150mm) long and come...
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    19 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th
  7. Jumper Wires - Connected 6" (M/F, 20 pack)
    Rating:
    94% of 100
    SKU: PRT-12794 Brand: Sparkfun
    These are 6" long jumper wires terminated as male to female. Use these to jumper from any male or female header on any board. Multiple jumpers can be connected next to one another on a 0.1" header. Comes in one pack of 20 jumpers (colors shown). Each group of jumpers are connected to each other and can either be pulled apart in any quantity (from 1-20, of course) or kept whole based on you needs.
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    46 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

    Delivered by Jul 5th

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