Breadboards are great and so are protoboards that are based on breadboard layouts. Well most of the time 🙁 . They both have problems when you need to use IDC connectors, dual row headers or any other component that has 2 rows of connectors on a 0.1" (2.54mm) grid.

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The problem is due to the fact, that you need the connectors on each row to connect to a different terminal strip or protostrip. This cannot be done because each set of terminal strips/protostrips is separated by a 0.3" (7.62mm) gap.

The Prototyping Board, full size, style 2 with IDC support addresses this problem by having an area on one edge of the board, specifically for IDC connectors and dual row headers.

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These boards were previously out of stock for quite some time, but we just received a shipment of them this week. They are selling for $8.40, or $7.56 if you buy 10 or more. As with our other boards, these conform to the protostack standard form factor, so they can be stacked with other full or half sized boards