ProtoBoard - Wombat (PTH)

An empty canvas for electrical enthusiasts! Designed to fit the SFE project enclosures this project board gives you of building space for through-hole components with 2.54mm (100mil) spaced holes. This is not your normal perf board! This board is much higher quality with plated-through-holes and annular rings that will not lift off the PCB under normal soldering conditions.

The marsupial naming convention is what happens when you let Engineers into a Marketing meeting. They looked so happy, we just couldn't tell them no. Wombat is the board with nothing but PTH prototyping pads.

Check out our Unregulated Power Supply Tutorial!

  • 8x10cm (3.15x3.94")

ProtoBoard - Wombat (PTH) Product Help and Resources

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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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  • alexdresko / about 14 years ago / 3

    I'm a bit of a noob, but is it possible to connect pins with solder as you can with the PRT-08815?

  • Someone tell me how you're supposed to use this... I think I need one but I don't know how to use these.

    • Nialsh / about 10 years ago * / 1

      This is a perfboard with single-hole pads. Here's a nice tutorial

  • John4 / about 13 years ago / 2

    Thank you for making such great quality perf boards and thank you for including MOUNTING HOLES!!
    Sorry, I just really love mounting holes

  • Dickcheney / about 10 years ago / 1

    I use these boards for many of my projects. I have a roll of bare solid 22 (or 24?) gauge wire that I do point to point with on these boards. I'll often make power "buses" as well, by having a bare wire next to some holes I plan on soldering components to later.

    Some people use the legs of the components themselves to make short-distance connections. I have done so in the past, but I try not to anymore because I believe it would make future replacement of said component a royal pain. Other people like to just run over two holes they want to connect with a big solder bridge. This won't hold together in the long term because solder is relatively brittle compared to an actual wire. It is also easier to see a broken wire than a solder joint that has separated.

    This isn't actually specific to just stripboards as the title would suggest.

  • jcholton / about 10 years ago / 1

    Is this a double sided board? Are there solderable pads on both sides?

  • 16 BIT HOMEREW / about 11 years ago / 1

    I am wondering if this would suit my needs... I am building a computer with the Motorola 68000. I need to fit eeprom on the board, static ram and video and audio chips plus the card reader and the ram for the video and audio chips plus a hdd ribbon cable. Ya know what i am gonna use 4 of these and mini vero boards

  • BoBRoCKa / about 11 years ago / 1

    no wombat mascot == :(

  • Sciguy / about 12 years ago / 1

    awww wombats are adorable

  • icyfyer / about 12 years ago / 1

    Anyone know the thickness on these boards?

  • Scamp Dog / about 13 years ago / 1

    Is this meant to fit in the Sparkfun project cases? It seems like it, but I'd hate to buy the combination and find out they don't. Thanks!

    • Chandhooguy / about 11 years ago / 1

      Designed to fit the SFE project enclosures this project board gives you 8x10cm (3.15x3.94") of building space for through-hole components with 2.54mm (100mil) spaced holes. Says it in the description man ;)

  • John4 / about 13 years ago / 1

    Expensive, but damn it is worth every penny. Highly recommended.

  • adamj537 / about 13 years ago / 1

    What is the hole diameter? Specifically, will it fit a 5mm terminal block (PRT-08433) without modification?

    • Member #1568388 / about 3 years ago / 1

      Bump, same question for PRT-15898 and PRT-15899 (1.2mm OD) pins.

  • ddegn / about 13 years ago / 1

    These are great boards. The ones I've purchased have been red.
    I frequently end up cutting pieces of these boards off to make small circuit boards.
    If I solder wires directly to male header pins, the black plastic ends up sliding off. I use a piece of one of these to keep the male headers inline. Makes for a quick male 0.1" connector.
    These boards are much nicer than the one-sided boards. The copper of the one-sided boards often comes off. The copper of these boards stays put and the through hole plating makes for better solder joints.

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Great Protoboard for small designs

Soldering onto this board has been easier to do than I thought (using a crappy Radioshack soldering iron). A bonus is the vias are not connected to each other, so you can safely solder components near each other without needing to cut traces.

With the mounting holes, it works great in the project cases.

Nice board...a bit pricey!

Needed a red board for my Dac project. Boards are primarily red. Breadboarding a regulated high quality power supply. The holes are nicely plated and reasonably easy to punch out for components with larger leads like my 4 pole power supply caps. It looks good for a proto board. May need some smaller ones similar to this. Hopefully some are available in this style.

These are nice boards for your projects.

Actually, I split them in half making two smaller 2x4" boards that I use with solid state relays (from Spark Fun) to create my electronic Christmas light displays. They are high quality and easy to assemble and solder my circuits to.

Great at the beginning.

Before I got into PCB design this was a mandatory supply. Although I highly encourage using a PCB design software and making your own boards. Even where I am now these work well in a pinch.