Electric Bugle: Breadboarding Rules

  1. Unplug the breadboard when rearranging the wires.

  2. If you detect a burning smell, feel heat, see smoke, or hear a popping sound, immediately unplug the breadboard. If the IC chips are connected wrongly, they can burn, destroying the IC chip, the breadboard, and the surrounding equipment, as well as causing injuries. Be careful.

  3. Orient components properly. For IC chips, the notch should always face up/north (or left/west, if in horizontal orientation). Misoriented chips tend to be disconnected and burn.

  4. Handle the IC chips gently: Their legs are fragile.

Breadboard style