Building a motion-activated Guard Robot using vero-board

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Building a motion-activated Guard Robot using vero-board

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I want to create the Motion-Activated Guard Robot but instead of using breadboard I will be using vero-board, can I get help on how to start?
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Hi - can you be more specific about what you need help with? We have a tutorial about soldering here:

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... -to-solder

How you build the circuit will depend on what type of board you buy. Some boards have connections between the holes exactly like a breadboard, which would allow you to follow our breadboard diagram:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1609

Generic veroboard just has individual holes with no connections between them, so you would need to manually solder connections between the holes. Our How to Use a Breadboard video will also help you understand which holes are connected:

https://youtu.be/6WReFkfrUIk?si=R03b1M_-mgqtBUp3
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Building a motion-activated Guard Robot using universal PCB

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Hello! I need help again, I need to create the motion-activated guard robot using a universal pcb, Image, but it is so hard, I have the materials but I don't know where to start. I need Help :cry:
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Hello Mememe13,

I've combined your latest request for help with your previous question so the expert who was helping you can see your new request.

Thanks and best of luck with your project!
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Re: Building a motion-activated Guard Robot using vero-board

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Hi,

I recommend watching the video and reading our entire How to Use a Breadboard tutorial: https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science- ... breadboard

As you will see in that video, some of the holes on a breadboard are internally connected. That means you can plug wires or other parts into holes in the same row and they will be automatically connected. It looks like that is NOT the case for the generic PCB you bought. All of the holes are electrically isolated from each other, and none are connected by default (at least, I'm assuming that's the case - if you flip the board over and the back side looks like the front, and none of the little circles are connected to each other, then they are electrically isolated).

In order to recreate the GuardBot breadboard circuit on a PCB, you need to understand how a breadboard works, and which wires or parts you need to manually connect to each other on the board with solder. You do this using a "solder bridge" by connecting two or more adjacent holes with solder, as shown in these pictures:

https://www.google.com/search?client=fi ... 79&dpr=1.5

What we can't do in this forum is give you the exact wiring diagram to build the circuit on PCB. You will need to figure that part out on your own, but you will need the basic skills of soldering and understanding how a breadboard works before you can do that, so I recommend starting with the links I posted above and in my first reply.
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