this is a new series of instructables i want to start called (building components)

in this instructable i will be showing you how to build  your own resistors. this is good to know if you need to have a resestor with a specific value that you cant find elsewhere.

it is actually really simple i will show you two basic methods including one where you draw a resistor. so in the next step ill give you a parts list

please visit my website for more information on this project and more at http://www.ljlabs.co.za

Step 1: parts list

parts list:

       *1x carbon graphite clutch pencil nib
       *1x sheet of paper
       *1x pencil(normal hb)
       * 1x crocodile lead
       * 1x multimeter
Whaaooow it realy work's nice man tanx
Nice instructable. I need a 1M ohm resistor, but now I know how to make one. Watch your spelling. Also, resistance depends on but length and width of the material. The longer it is, the more resistive it is. The shorter it is, the less resistance.
I have used this method to make music a long time ago. <a href="http://web.media.mit.edu/~silver/drawdio/" rel="nofollow">Here</a> it is also used. What I found is that when you draw on paper and use your fingers to complete the circuit, you erase the graphite line every time you touch it. Spray a little hairspray over the line and you can still use it as a resistor or pot, and it will not disappear!
I also used this method to make music. I used an electronic lab kit to do this.

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