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Making a BreadBoard Power Supply

A BreadBoard Power Supply which snaps right into your BreadBoard and powers its rails with either 5V or 3.3V. Takes its input from a Wall Adapter or any other source which is capable of supplying 6V to 12V into the Kit's DC Jack.

Steps

Step #1: Soldering a BreadBoard Power Supply Kit.

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  • Get a BreadBoard Power Supply Kit if you can.
  • Otherwise, gather all the required parts most of which you have already.
  • Heat up your Soldering iron.

Step #2:

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  • We start off with the Male Breakaway Header.
  • Take some surgical tape and put it through the male header.
  • Now, stick it to the PCB at the correct position.
  • Start Soldering the two pins on the Top Layer.
  • Don't forget. This is a double-sided PCB.
  • The complete bottom layer is the Ground Plane

Step #3:

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Similarly, solder the 3-pin Male Headers

Step #4:

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  • Next, comes the Voltage Regulator.
  • Bend the Resistor's (330 ohm) leads as shown.
  • Solder from the bottom layer.

Step #5:

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  • Take three more resistors matching the values with that written on the Silkscreen.
  • Again, use some surgical to hold them in place.
  • And solder on the bottom layer.
  • You may see some solder coming in to the top side. It is fine.

Conclusion

If you do not have a BreadBoard Power Supply Kit, you may gather the necessary parts to make your very own BBPS.