I've just bought a bag of random resistors from Maplin, and can't work out which way round the six band ones should be read.
For instance I have one which is either:
Violet Orange Red Brown Brown Red
Red Brown Brown Red Orange Violet
The red band at either the right or left appears thicker than the others.
Can anybody point me to somewhere with a clear explanation (or provide one themselves) as searching on Google isn't finding me anything lucid.