Reuse Old Resistors as Jewelry Charms

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Reuse Old Resistors as Jewelry Charms

Cody Gagnon’s got a great reuse project on Maker Share for those jars of vintage resistors you might have sitting in the back corner of a shelf somewhere. The results look awesome, and will let fellow tech-heads know you’re in the same club.

A few months ago, my girlfriend and I went to Sodo Summer Session and had fun playing Roomba beer pong, listening to chiptunes, and recycling some old computer parts into crafts! They had a big jar of these vintage resistors left over, so we decided to make something cool out of them. You get a really nice oscillating pattern between the red and the gold bands, which makes the wearable look professional.

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Mike Senese is the Executive Editor of Make: magazine. He is also a TV host, starring in various engineering and science shows for Discovery Channel, including Punkin Chunkin, How Stuff Works, and Catch It Keep It.

An avid maker, Mike spends his spare time tinkering with electronics, doing amateur woodworking, and attempting to cook the perfect pizza.

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