Monday, July 21, 2014

63: Resistor Hindsight

When I realized that I'd need a variety of resistor values I bought a cheap assortment from Adafruit (that no longer appears in their on-line catalog). Here's a pic of that mess:
The only labeling that you get is the slip of paper listing the values by the number of each type in the assortment. Over time, I have penciled in the ohms numbers for ones that I looked up using the widget I installed on my Mac.

I have no idea how many hours I've spent peering though a magnifying glass trying to read the tiny colored bands. Anyway, I could have bought smarter.

Here's a possibility (haven't tried it, but labeled and for $8?):

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