Flickr user arms22 came up with this little “hack” to add at-a-glance color-coding to the resistor chart in his Maker’s Notebook. You could also just do neater colored squares, or outline the boxes for each color name, so you wouldn’t have to color in the entire row.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Anonymous

    The “green” line looks like it was colored yellow. ?? Maybe just reproduction problems. After you sort through your first 1,000 cheap assortment of resistors, you will likely always remember the colors/numbers. /g/