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Trials and tribulations of a colorblind DIYer
Old 5th June 2006
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Trials and tribulations of a colorblind DIYer

There is nothing worse than getting your order of resistors and realizing they shipped them with no labels.

Time to bug my fiance like a 3 year old- "what color is this?"

(hrmph...)
Old 5th June 2006
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Originally Posted by PopIsNotDead
There is nothing worse than getting your order of resistors and realizing they shipped them with no labels.

Time to bug my fiance like a 3 year old- "what color is this?"

(hrmph...)
Hi


Ummmmm.... buy a multi-meter?

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Ha, I accidentally dumped the resistor cabinet once at worked, looked at everyone and smiled as I said, Well, glad I'm color blind.


I then grabbed the fluke and spent loooooots of time refiling the resistors
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Dale used to make Mil-Spec resistors with text printed on them instead of color codes....




-tINY

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Ummmmm.... buy a multi-meter?
Probably just as well even with color vision. I seem to be having trouble telling orange from brown and violet from black, and sometimes the 1% resistors can be read in either direction (since the tolerance stripe is brown.)

I'm building a pile of SCA pres and would never have gotten through them without a DMM.
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Hi


Ummmmm.... buy a multi-meter?

Yeah, that's what I end up doing, but I have to bug my fiance first
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