The Path of Least Resistance

A rudimentary resistor identifier.

Resistors are electronic components used extensively on the circuit boards of electronic equipment. They are color coded with stripes to reveal their resistance value (in ohms) as well as their manufacturing tolerance. Should you encounter a resistor and don't know the color codes, use this page to determine its resistance value. For 99% of the world, this is of no intrinsic value, but to JavaScript scripters, it is a solid demonstration of controlling image objects on the fly via a script.

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