Embedded above is a short segment produced by Make about one of our most fundamental circuit components: the resistor. Although brief at just five minutes, it covers resistor basics and the historical development of Ohm’s law.
Make: The Resistor
- by: Eliot
11 thoughts on “Make: The Resistor”
Pretty basic, and really slow…
Whole video should have been 2 minutes, for the content in it.
Good video, but you’re right, it’s too quick, i’d like something a bit more juicy.
@anonymous: I thought the same..
An excellent Audio Visual supplement to the subject of resistors for anyone young or old, whom maybe be studying Basic Electronics.
I guess it depends on your skill level, I found a useful little video, I enjoyed the paper resistor at the end, very informative.
This is cool none the less.I am always looking for simple ways to get the kids involved in building/hacking/discovering. I am going to do this with them and teach them about resistors.
yeah great well done, wish i’d seen something like this at school, i might have paid more attention and be able to remember the colour codes
This was super boring
This is the most worst thing i’ve never seen. This is to explain how the resistors work with a perl of humour, but think this humour is too much in this kind of subject…
At 5 minutes and free, I wasn’t expecting much, but at least mention voltage dividers, and maybe reference how resistors can change charge/discharge rates of caps. By explaining a voltage divider, at least newbies can get an idea how a volume knob works.
I like it! But I have a MINOR problem… or two..
1)Cant find my alligator clips! But I DO have a mutimeter!
2)My Multimeter just says 1., the whole time, unless I touch the positive and negative ends togeter.
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