[sdiy] ribbon controller

Dan Slater dslater at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jun 5 20:51:52 CEST 2002

Theo wrote:

> Or just buy resistance wire, cheaper than ripping it off a pot.

The advantage of the helipot resistance element is that it can provide a high
(1-100K) resistance value and robust construction. This resistance element is
more than just a resistance wire. It is a thin resistance wire tighty wound
around another larger diameter insulated support wire. The resistance element
length of a small helipot is about right for a ribbon controller.

Helipots are very cheap and readily available on ebay.


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