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If you missed our video earlier in the week today is a good day to sit back and enjoy the stylings of Collin with “MAKE presents: The Resistor”… Simple, commonplace and absolutely vital to our electronic world – take a closer look at the current-fighting backbone of circuitry, the resistor! To get our MAKE videos as they come out, subscribe in iTunes.

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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. wonko says:

    I hope these videos keep coming. I emailed to my 9 year old son who immediately started trying to make a resistor from all the parts of broken toys he has been saving. It is great to see something so “mysterious” broken down and made simple.

    Just found the one on LEDs and I can’t wait to see where that takes him.


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