Jonas Groot Kormelink

E192 Resistors

For this assignment we had to create a new way to organize the resistors. Resistors are common elements of electrical networks and electronic circuits and are ubiquitous in most electronic equipment. Practical resistors can be made of various compounds and films, as well as resistance wire (wire made of a high-resistivity alloy, such as nickel-chrome). Resistors are also implemented within integrated circuits, particularly analog devices, and can also be integrated into hybrid and printed circuits. My idea was to create for each resistor a different shape.

I’ll explain the different stages:

The Shape:
A resistor has five rings, with each a different property. First band, second and, the multiplier, the tolerance and the coefficient. I used a star like shape with twelve steps (which represent the twelve different colors). By connecting these dots you’ll get an unique shape.

For each axis the color is determent by it’s number (for example seven, which represents the color violet). Since a resister is build op by five rings or bands, I layered the five shapes on top of each other. Which gives an unique color.

The shapes are ordered by the total amount of numbers the shapes has in total (for example 0 + 0 + 1 + 2 + 6 = 9 ).