[sdiy] Jig for measuring resistor values?

Mike Beauchamp list at mikebeauchamp.com
Thu Sep 10 01:00:59 CEST 2020

Hey Terry,

When I'm putting resistors away after breadboarding, I will just set up 
a little area on the breadboard with wires going to my multimeter where 
I can plug resistors in to the breadboard and get a fast reading. It's 
definitely faster than clipping leads on to each resistor.

I've never been able to read the 1% metal film resistors I commonly use 
that have a blue body color. A few manufacturers still do the old 
brown/grey body color and big stripes though that are easier to read, 
especially in 1/2W packages.


On 9/9/20 6:04 PM, KA4HJH wrote:
> I've finally reached the point where I can't see the colored bands on 
> resistors anymore and like so many others I'm reduced to measuring them 
> with an ohmmeter. Fumbling around with meter leads just doesn't cut it. 
> I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel so I'm asking if anyone has 
> come up with a simple jig to make it as quick and painless as possible. 
> Some sort of cradle perhaps?
> Terry Bowman, KA4HJH
> "The Mac Doctor"
> "If only you could see what I've seen with your eyes."—Roy Batty, /Blade 
> Runner/
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