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Picture of Electronics For Dummies: Resistors
In this instructable you will learn:
What a resistor is
Different types of resistors
Resistor schematic symbols
How to calculate resistor values

Step 1: Schematic Symbol

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ryanj102 months ago
Yo! I realize this Instructable is a smidge old but I got a❔ How did you get a 56k♎ value for that top resistor? I'm thinking it was an honest mistake buuuut I literally don't know. That's why I was looking at this(& a few other) Instructables. To learn how to read resistor color codes.
nerd74731 year ago
thanks for the chart
I_StarkGuy2 years ago
Very nice, I'll print the color chart.
Beta Mode (author) 2 years ago
Wolfgang64, Thank you very much I am working on a series but this is the only published one yet. I am also working on putting ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi even though ubuntu is very similar to Debian I prefer Ubuntu and thank you for the comment!
wolfgang642 years ago
Harry, A very nice explanation for one so young.I would love to see more work like this.
nice, you should throw in some example circuits that use resistors!
Beta Mode (author)  amandaghassaei2 years ago
Ok thanks for the tip amandaghassaei, I will try to as soon as possible, I am working on a series of instructables and will put them into a guide. This is because I would like to get a sponsorship from instructables. Now if only they had a laser cutter for sponsorship, That would be great. Thanks for viewing and giving me a tip on my instructable. I really like yours,
Keep up the great work!
-Harry
thanks! I think some good examples would be current limiting resistors, resistors adding in series and parallel, voltage dividers, stuff like that. let me know if you want more ideas!
Beta Mode (author)  amandaghassaei2 years ago
Thanks, they're really good ideas and will definitely put them in, some more would be great for a more experienced electronic enthusiast,
-Harry
other than what I've already mentioned, maybe talking about potentiometers/variable resistors would be good. let me know if/when you add stuff, I can give you comments on it.
Beta Mode (author)  amandaghassaei2 years ago
cool
-Harry