Picture of Posable Mr. Resistor Magnet!
Inspired by the Resistor Man Instructable by chr, this little guy provides both entertainment and usefulness for the family. He is light, magnetic, posable, and a whole lot of fun to play with.

If you like this instructable, please be so kind as to rate it or give me feedback!

Step 1: Make A Man (Out of Resistors!)

Picture of Make A Man (Out of Resistors!)
You can check out chr's Resistor Man Instructable for making one of these little guys, but the basic steps are as follows:

~Get some resistors and an LED
~Put them together in a fashion that resembles a man

For the fridge magnet version, we won't be using the base, so don't bother with that step.
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folklife4 years ago
Interesting! What wattage soldering iron do you use... 25, 40 or what???
What kind of solder--- lead free, 60/40, or???
Should I "Tin" the wire first?

I can design interesting positions for his little guy. He (she ??) is wonderful!
please answer me directly. (Scarsdale, NY)
Thanks! here's one of mine enclosed.
Comments from others are welcome!
snowpenguin6 years ago
You could hook up a battery as one foot or under the base and do some simple wirig so that when two limbs touched, the head would light up. Cool
resistorman!!! :D nice one dude, looking forward to some free time to make one.... and another... and another... ...untill I have an army of ressistor ppl!!!
Mr. resistor he's ohmazing
Ha =D
sotsirh1947 years ago
Awasome. Really cool.
andrew937 years ago
this is cool!! i like it!! if only the LED worked...!!
LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Now all he needs is the mouse trap car! Nice instructable
technick29 (author)  LinuxH4x0r7 years ago
Haha thanks. Nice icon, btw.
Ward_Nox8 years ago
it would be cooler if the led lit up
technick29 (author)  Ward_Nox8 years ago
Yea, but you'd have to find a way to hide the LED and switch/button on the little guy. Let me know if you find a way (maybe the cape would be good?)
I would get a really small slider switch and use that as the chest piece. If you take apart pretty much anything electronic you'll find something similar, or you can get them form Radio Shack. You will probably have to make your own battery clip holder thingy for it, but then you just wire the battery to one side of the switch and the LED to the other. You might want to put a 300-470 ohm resistor between the battery and the LED, just to make sure it doesn't burn out, and remember: most LEDs will require more than 3 volts to turn on, more like 4.5, so you may need two batteries...
use the magnets at the switch if uou glue the bater on then the magnet (I think) all you need to do is attach it to something metal and the led/ head should light up now keep in mind i know next to nothing about electronics esp resistors so im not sure if this would work it was just an idea i had
Eddbot Ward_Nox8 years ago
hide a battery and the switch in the snapple base, for connectors you have one end of the circuit connected to the base and a wire that goes around the edge of the cap up to a spot on the top, then you have wires goin from his feet to his head, that should make it light up
Ward_Nox Eddbot8 years ago
...yea i was trying to do a version that stood on its own but that could work
Or you could just leave the batterry on his back? It would like like a back pack! Or you could use 2 batteries as his feet, attaching magnets to the underside of them.
yea that was sort of what i was thinking too
Like the original?<p>

Wow. that was actually really cool.
mmzdaniel8 years ago
this is funny! (and cool)
technick29 (author)  mmzdaniel8 years ago
Hey thanks.
No problem... its just cool lol...
mastelios8 years ago
Really cool...
technick29 (author)  mastelios8 years ago
Thanks dude.
Darkshot8 years ago
very cool
technick29 (author)  Darkshot8 years ago
llama lord8 years ago
omg!!! this is awsome!!!! hope u kick ass on the contest =P
technick29 (author)  llama lord8 years ago
Haha, I did, somewhat.
lawizeg8 years ago
u should use superglue to stick him to the cap, cause the tape looks, well unproffessional...anyway, cool!i love it
technick29 (author)  lawizeg8 years ago
The tape cape was just a facial thing suggested by momo!. (Look down in the comments.) Everything else is either soldered, hot glued, or magnetized together.
newkiraj8 years ago
u should put some power going to the LED so his head lights up! :D great instructable!
technick29 (author)  newkiraj8 years ago
Hey, maybe I can do that sometime. That'd be pretty wild... Thanks!
momo!8 years ago
It would be super funny if instead of the LED head, make a large face out of a foamcore circle and draw a silly face on it so the head will not be easily confused with the magnet feet.
momo! momo!8 years ago
Oh! And maybe a little cape with electric tape. :)
technick29 (author)  momo!8 years ago
Haha, I'll have to look into it when I have some free time tomorrow!
technick29 (author)  technick298 years ago
Done! Check out the pics in the intro or step 2.
I liked resistor man before and this is quite cool :)
technick29 (author)  place name here-8 years ago
Thanks! If you liked it, would you be so kind as to hit the little plus sign to help me out on the fridge magnet contest? ;)
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