AP Products Breadboards...

jcpolejcpole Posts: 91
Hi all...

Back in the dark ages, McGraw-Hill had a basic electronics course that included a modular solderless breadboard system from AP Products Inc.

Does anyone know if there is a source for this stuff anymore? The system consisted of a tray that different component modules slid into. There was a module for connecting 6 LEDs, one for power distribution, one for ICs, and a few other ones.

If this system is still available, I'd greatly appreciate any pointers to where I can buy it.

BTW - before the flood of "search for it with Google" replies starts, I did dearch Google, and the only possibly relevant site was in Germany, and that company responded that it had never made this type of product. smile.gif

Thanks in advance...

Jamie

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  • ForrestForrest Posts: 1,341
    edited September 2005 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Maybe you're referring to Elenco Snap Circuits www.esssales.com/elenco/snapcircuit-kits.html
  • jcpolejcpole Posts: 91
    edited September 2005 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Those are pretty interesting, but the AP Products things were actual solderless breadboards.

    Thanks for the response!

    Jamie

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    http://www.jcpa.com/
  • SPENCESPENCE Posts: 205
    edited September 2005 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hi jamie,

    im not shouting. I have been able to read and type all caps much easier for over 50 years.

    Api superstrips were bought out years ago. Can't remmember if it was 3m or someone else. Anyhow they are were in thee digikey catlog last time i looked.

    Also jameco has severl very close to the api superstrips. Some monted in sets on a back board with terminals.

    73
    spence
    k4kep
  • SPENCESPENCE Posts: 205
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  • jcpolejcpole Posts: 91
    edited September 2005 Vote Up0Vote Down
    No worries about the CAPS - my first computer (an Apple II+) didn't even HAVE lower-case... smile.gif

    Thanks for the information - I think you've identified the remnants of the product line I'm looking for. It seems that DigiKey and Mouser are the two best sources.

    Jamie

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    Jamie C. Pole
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    http://www.jcpa.com/
  • SPENCESPENCE Posts: 205
    edited September 2005 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Jamie,

    i just bought a double superstrip fromjameco monted with 3 thumb terminals.

    I think jamesco price will be best.

    I have been using the ap products super strips since ,ithink the late 60's. Then a gold plate unit cost $8.00 for the largest size.

    Oh was prototypeing with motorola rtl back then. Like the 780,790 etc i think..

    73
    spence
    k4kep
  • JplusJplus Posts: 1
    edited January 2011 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This is what you were talking about on paralax site. (Photo at the bottom)
    I've had these for about 30 years and I do remember the little led holder lol.*
    Man I aways wanted the whole kit but could never afford it.*
    Don't think they sell these any more...
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  • TulsaTrailsTulsaTrails Posts: 1
    edited September 2011 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hobby-Blox was the product

    Logo looks identical to the company www.ap-products.com which is a German company. Also saw some info regarding Aptronics.

    There were two kits I purchased. Discrete Component included a tray, with a 9V battery holder and leads, and a light blue discrete component strip. The Integrated Circuit kit included 2 red distribution strips, 2 yellow terminal strips, and a dark blue spacer/support strip. I have a few other components such as the binding post strip and a few MIA items (son's closet probably). However, these have sentimental value and are not for sale.



    Project-of-the-Month Literature.

    Literature indicates this product was from 1980, and the first project on their mailing list was to be sent out in October 1980. After you received the first project (101-Continuity Tester) you had to send in a SASE for the next mailing. Not sure if I forgot to follow up or if they quit sending out projects. If I remember correctly, these didn't stick around long.



    HOBBY-BLOX ProductManager

    A P Products Inc

    9450 Pineneedle Drive,Box 603

    Mentor OH 44060

    800-321-9668



    There are a couple of companies near that address, that deal in plastics, so maybe one of them remembers what happened? The current company is a plating company.

    http://www.nacl.com/
  • Just thought you might like to take a look at this. I found an old 1985 breadboard from A P Products Inc. and was curious if they were still around. Looks like they are - to some extent. Bought out perhaps, but the breadboards are still available. No mention of the other items however.

    http://www.assemblyspecialist.com/index.html

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