I've been using the Arduino starter kit recently, and for a project I require a 10 thousand ohm resistor. The kit comes with a belt of different resistors, and It has some 10k resistors but I've been having some trouble reading the color code on the resistors, I know the color values and the rules for 4 and 5 band resistors.
The main issue is that I don't always know which direction to read the resistors, I know its left to right but I don't know the indicators of the left and right sides. My friend said it doesn't matter but I know this isn't true in this example of a 5 band 220 ohm resistor
- The correct way: "red, red, black, black, brown"
- The incorrect way: "brown, black, black, red, red"
I do suspect one 5 band resistor, because it reads "brown, black, black, red, brown", I know the last band is wrong but I feel like that could be the way gold shows up on a blue resistor.