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Eche74

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

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.

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.
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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.

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.

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