What is this breadboard looking thing called?

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hi everyone,

would you tell me what is this breadboard looking thing called?

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3985/breadboard.jpg

i searched for reasons why breadboard is called breadboard but did not find any answers. do you know reasons?

many thanks for any help you can give.

cheers
 

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People used to build prototype circuits using a piece of board (hence 'breadboard) with nails or screws to support components and stop them skating around. We're probably talking Valves, here.
 
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The thing in the picture is a small 'development kit' for trying out simple circuits. It's got all you need. The components fit into the little holes ( suitable for DIL packages and discrete items). You can connect power and a meter to what you've designed and it's all in one place. It's a bit limited but much more convenient than solder and trailing wires. Much better than just a computer simulation, too.
 
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i can't even find one at digi-key that has a built-in power supply. chances are it is either very old, homemade, or part of an educational lab somewhere.
 
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Generally, these types of things are called prototyping boards, development boards, or development kits. They are common for building and testing microcontroller and mixed A/D circuits.

This one is probably some low-budget frankenstein of parts. Note how the DMM is unbranded, the breadboard has no line numbers, and one of the potentiometers is labeled "CLOCK PLUSE" (spelling error).
 
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dudes. The guy just wants to know why they're called 'BREAD BOARDS'.

Go here for an image.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1920s_TRF_radio_manufactured_by_Signal.jpg" [Broken]
 
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