A while ago I started labeling my chips when breadboarding. Having a bin of properly labeled common jelly bean chips is just an extremely useful thing to have in arms reach when prototyping or experimenting with circuits. One thing that is annoying is having the decoupling capacitors right over the top of the chips blocking the layout and not doing a very good job decoupling due to it’s large leads adding dreaded inductance.
Then after spilling some parts I noticed this.
|From Misc Projects|
The axial decoupling caps fit directly in the grooves in the breadboard! Let’s take advantage of that….