Introduction: An Oversize Electrical Resistor
Thought it would be fun to make a oversized electrical resistor as a quick project.
Step 1: Items Needed
A length of cardboard tubing about 2" in diameter
Coloured paper, an old catalogue had coloured page edges so I cut that up as I only wanted narrow strips
A length of electrical chord roughly 16" in length
Two cable ties
Step 2: Add the Strips of Coloured Paper
Thin strips of coloured paper were glued around the tube at regular intervals to represent the resistance stripes on resistors. The colours were just random chosen.
Step 3: Stick on End Caps
Two circles of card were cut to match the diameter of the tube, and holes placed in the centre of the discs to accept the electrical cable.
One of the discs was threaded onto the cable, then the cable passed through the tube, and then the other disc threaded on. Two cable ties were fitted between the discs to stop the cable from freely pulling out.
A bit of glue on each disc secured them to the tube and then left to dry.
Step 4: The Finished Project
And there we have it, the oversized resistor is finished.
Participated in the
Super-Size Speed Challenge