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Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by SmartAlecLights, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. SmartAlecLights

    SmartAlecLights Im a SmartAlec what can i say! Community Project Designer

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    chrisl1976 Apprentice Elf

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    I'm sorry Alec, you are the only person in existence to ever made that mistake. :D
     
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    gunther New Elf

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    I've never experienced anything like it.

    I'm not talking about the resistor mixup.

    I'm talking about wiring the lights and actually getting ANY light out at all on the first power up. You should be proud of that. Most of us don't get light on the first try

    :p
     
  4. j1sys

    j1sys There are no rules, and those are the rules. Community Project Designer

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    I, on the other hand, never make this kind of mistake. Being color blind I have to check all resistors with a meter!!!

    I've always hated color coding. I love SMD labeling. They use numbers!!

    -Ed
     
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    mrpackethead Full Time Elf

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    you must be using the big ones... we've been using 402's recently for a project and those really test everything..
     
  6. David_AVD

    David_AVD Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    Alec, I can't say I've read a resistor back to front, but I can understand how it can happen. The band spacing is biased towards one side so you get used to it after a while.

    Ed, I can imagine being colour blind would make it difficult to read them! Luckily I leaned colour codes when I was about 11 years old.
     
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    Steve22537 Full Time Elf

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    Re: I felt like such an idiot

    Alec, I can say I've done some pretty stupid things in life, but getting the value of a resistor wrong, never. But lets hope you and may other are not only laughing at your mistake but have learnt something from your extremely embarrassing mistake. Cheers and remember which end of the soldering iron to hold (not the hot end)

    Steve
     

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