[sdiy] Jig for measuring resistor values?

Shawn Rakestraw shawnrakestraw at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 01:27:24 CEST 2020


I have never been good at reading resistors and have used a meter forever.
Like Mike, I commonly do the breadboard thing. Recently though, I bought
this cheap $12 component tester for checking other stuff and it works
pretty well for quickly identifying resistors too. https://amzn.to/35t4AA2

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 7:02 PM Mike Beauchamp <list at mikebeauchamp.com>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> Mike
>
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> 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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