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Resistor Color Code Tattoo – Super Nerd Awesome!

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From the blog over at Evil Mad Scientist Labs, one of the coolest tattoos I’ve seen since my math and light work!

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Like I said, a wicked cool tattoo! From the post at Evil Mad Scientist Labs:

Our good friend Jimmie P Rogers– of LoL Shield fame, amongst many of us who love Arduino and LEDs –has a brand new tattoo of the resistor color code: Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray, White.  I’m pretty sure that Jimmy himself has known this color code since he was in diapers, but now he has an always-present chart that he can use as a visual aid while teaching electronics.  And at five inches across, it doubles as a ruler (albeit one that will grow less accurate with age).

So, that’s pretty neat.  But two things bring this above and beyond the “usual” coolness of a geek tattoo.  First, Jimmie designed it in Processing, and second, as an open source tattoo, you can download the source code on his web site.

SO GREAT!  Do you know what the colors represent?

Our Friend the Resistor

Collin Cunningham has brought yet another great video to the web about electrical components.  This time we meet the Resistor – and Collin shows us how to make a dimmer by drawing on a piece of paper with a #2 pencil!