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In the process of salvaging components from circuit boards a lot of perfectly good resistors with short leads are obtained.     In this Shop Tips I am going to demonstrate my process for turning some of these resistors into excellent plug in assemblies for use when bread boarding. If you have ever added leads onto a resistor to use on a bread board you are aware of the difficulty holding the resistor and leads in just the right position and spacing to get the desired effect. Begin b ...
Today we had a snow storm in our area.       Pretty isn't it? Unfortunately it also has to be shoveled off the driveway. While this is not one of my favorite activities to do, it is not the worst side effect of the snow. The worst side effect is that it likes to blanket the satellite dish and turn the TV reception into a  pixelated mess. Most of the time this doesn't set me off too badly but tonight is the 2 hour finale of the new SciFi series "The Expanse" I have been f ...