# Make a Resistor

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Make a resistor!

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pencil
multimeter
paper

## Step 2: Draw a Line

Draw a line that is dark.
The more thin/thick and the more long/short will vary the resistance.
For instance a line that is 4cm long and 5mm thick would be 0.10M ohms.

## Step 3: Check the Resistance

check the resistance by putting the tips on each end.

## Step 4: Done!

Write under it(make sure it doesn't touch the line!)
the ohms.
you can make lots of line by making it like mine and then you can a pot(potentiometer)!
be sure to check my instructables as well!
Blurry photos as well!

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## 3 Discussions

I am guessing this is only for learning. Not to actually use it. I am guessing that actually cutting it out to use it might be a fire hazard since its on paper. LOL

Drawing a line on paper with a pencil doesn't amount to much at all.
Can you acquire data on different pencils, line-widths, paper, resistance values etc, so that this may be turned into something more useful?

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