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Eche74

Hello, I will be on this evening to show individuals how to make resistor jumpers for breadboard interfacing and to greatly improve the life of your resistors in daily experimentation.  I host a small Teamspeak 3 server dedicated to electronics that can be found in the general secton of this forum and will host there.  If interested please feel free to contact me at the email listed below or leave me a message via the TS. Thanks

bayareaclosings@hotmail.com

I will also answer any basic electronic questions as well.

Graynomad

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resistor jumpers for breadboard interfacing and to greatly improve the life of your resistors in daily experimentation

eh?

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Rob
Rob Gray aka the GRAYnomad www.robgray.com

Eche74

lol, an inline resistor i came up with so you dont have to fool with poping that sucker in and out risking breakage and easing the use of resistors in breadboard experimentation:)

bobthebanana


codlink

wut.

I have resistors that look like tiny pretzels from using them for breadboarding all the time.  I have never broke any leads..
//LiNK

cjdelphi


lol, an inline resistor i came up with so you dont have to fool with poping that sucker in and out risking breakage and easing the use of resistors in breadboard experimentation:)



eg you have a 300ohm resistor in series with an LED, you pull it out... circuit stops conducting, how is your method safer / better?

Eche74

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May 03, 2013, 07:51 am Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 08:02 am by Eche74 Reason: 1
The resistor is made into a jumper, the same as they sell in packs of 100 jumpers only these have the resistor soldered inline along with heatshrink tubing and header pins and a little other material..ill do a tutorial as to how to make them,, i use them all the time and are in my opinion great.  There is a little effort involved but from an experimentation standpoint i think you may be happy with them.  :smiley-eek-blue: The great thing is, if your happy using resistors as they are you can.  As for them being better they are just like using a jumper and have the flexibility of one as well.

cjdelphi

Eche, are you telling me, you'd have jump leads each with their own value?.

what about a short bridge? they're impractical unless all you do is use LED's.

Eche74

You really dont have to use them,, really..ppl that are learning are usually using LED's now that u mention it.. its mearly a suggestion,, you dont always have to be correct,, and there not usless,, maybe in your opinion.

fungus


The resistor is made into a jumper, the same as they sell in packs of 100 jumpers only these have the resistor soldered inline along with heatshrink tubing and header pins and a little other material.


What about the header pins? They can wear out, too.
No, I don't answer questions sent in private messages (but I do accept thank-you notes...)

JoshD

It's an interesting idea and might be useful for some components, but resistors are so cheap...  In order to protect a part worth $0.005, you're connecting parts worth far more.  The wire alone is probably worth as much as 10 resistors.  One similar thing I've done in the past that can be quite helpful, though, is to cut off one of the legs on an LED and solder in a resistor in it's place.  Then attach wires to the ends like you were planning to do with the resistor.  Besides being used for simple LED projects, it doubles as a silent continuity tester.  Cathode goes to ground and anode gets poked around to see where the circuit is broken.  Great for those late night sessions when everyone is in bed and the multimeter's continuity test is beeping too loudly.

Eche74

Good point,, i too have woken many here and it's usually alot louder:)

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