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Wiring your first physical breadboard is a frustrating experience. One wrong connection and the circuit does not work. Without an experienced instructor by your side, it is difficult to find out where is the mistake. Our breadboard simulator acts as a virtual and patient instructor checking on your every connection.

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Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect - Vince Lombardi

To complete wiring the breadboard

  • Operate the switches in the circuit simulator. Read the description of the circuit for more information. The default circuit is the 1 to 2 demultiplexer. It is an easy circuit to understand and to breadboard.
  • Using the circuit schematic, wire up the circuit in the breadboard simulator. When a wire end is placed in a socket of the breadboard that corresponds to a node on the schematic, the respective node of the schematic will turn red.
  • If a correct connection is made, the wire ends will snap into the socket.
  • When all the nodes are wired up, a red LED will light up near the VCC/GND terminals to indicate that the breadboard wiring is completed correctly.
  • You may now operate the switches of the breadboard and observe the LED results.


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  • All the VCC (red wire) and GND (black wire) connections are already done. When you wire up the actual circuit using the low cost Home Laboratory Kit, do remember to connect the VCC and GND wires.
  • When you select a different schematic, the ones where you have completed the breadboard will be shown with a green background.
  • The holes in the breadboard connected in blue are electrically connected.

    breadboard internal connections

  • If you are unfamiliar with the breadboard, there are many resources available online that explains how they work. We recommend this quick Breadboard Infographic from Make Breadboarding Workshop or the longer Breadboard Tutorial from Science Buddies.

Breadboard Simulator

Circuit Schematic & Simulator

1 to 2 demultiplexer

A 1 to 2 demultiplexer uses 1 select line (SW0) to determine which one of the 2 outputs (D0, D1) to route the input (SW1).

For more info, see demultiplexers

    Next steps
  1. Learn how to design a 1 to 2 Demultiplexer to obtain the above schematic.
  2. Wire up the actual circuit using the low cost Home Laboratory Kit and compare the results.

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