Just started finally getting into circuits/physics classes at uni and we are required to get a breadboard of at least 3 panels. I know any one could work but wondering if any of you guys have a certain one you guys really like working on and is reliable. I also would like a carrying case for it so it doesnt get damaged for the next year or two.
The differences between breadboards are really trivial. This is basically like asking which jumper cable to buy based off how nice it is to use. Just buy whatever, seriously. I don't even remember what brand my breadboard is.
The differences are bigger than you think.
The contact material: cheap == plated steel, good == phosphor bronze
the body material: cheap == ABS, good = POM (aka acetal)
Cheap contacts bend, scorch, have higher contact resistance, and are prone to fretting. Cheap bodies will melt at low temp, and crack if wiped with many cleaning products.
Man just get on ebay and go nuts. You're not building products to sell you're learning - ching chong breadboards, bb power supplies, IC's etc can be had for pocket change if you're willing to wait a few weeks to ship.