Resistor suggestions for colorblind person
My color deficiency is bad enough that a year of fiddling with resistors in high school was enough to frustrate me right out of considering EE as a career. I'm spending a fair chunk of time on the arduino now, but it is still a frustration: identifying resistors.
Most of the seasoned EEs I know could scan through a pile of resistors and spot the one that they're after, looking for the pattern of colors that they knew would be on the parts. For me, this is quite simply impossible. If you think it's no big deal, try finding your resistors in a pile with only the light of a deep blue LED to work from.
So, before I go out and buy 500 of every resistor and just dispose of them every time I pull them off a breadboard, does anyone have any suggestions? I'd love to find a supplier of axial resistors who actually prints resistance values instead of color bands. Failing in that, I'd even resort to stickers. I'm not about to pull out my phone to try to ID resistors. That would take more time than futzing with the multimeter, and I want a better solution than that.