Contain buss strips commonly used for power connections
Provide socket strips in the build area to hold components
Are conductive with low resistance
All the above
Leaving the power connected allows you to monitor the success of the build
Wearing watches and ring is acceptable while working in low power circuits
Eye protection is necessary as components may shatter.
You should always treat the circuit as if it is off
Simply look at the schematic and begin the build
Never assume the test equipment and components are functional
ignore any burn marks as you are only experimenting on the circuit.
Assume all jumper wired and connectors are intact
Long enough to make the connection yet short enough to prevent complications
Wrapped in a coil to prevent interferencing with the other components
As long at the test instrument's leads to decrease resistance
Soldered to the components to ensure conductivity
Place both ends of the leads in the same socket set.
Not be concerned about observing polarity in low-power circuits
Plan ahead to allow connections with other components
None of the aboves
Connect it in parallel with the component to be tested
Install the instrument in series with the current path
Place a resistor in series with the ammeter to prevent damaging the device
Set the multimeter to the ohms position and place in series to measure opposition to current flow