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How-To:  Make your own graphite resistors from pencil lead

Some audiophiles apparently think graphite resistors “sound better” than metal oxide or wound wire resistors. Whether that’s science or just myth, I don’t claim to know, but making one’s own resistors is pretty cool either way. Troels Gravesen’s tutorial shows you how. [via Hack a Day]


I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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