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3
Basic Hacks
This chapter contains a set of fairly basic “hacking” how-tos. These build and use various electronic construction techniques. So this is probably a good chapter to at least skim through so that when you attempt more advanced how-tos, you can refer back to it if needed.
How to Make a Resistor Get Hot
Sometimes things will get hot when you are hacking electronics. It’s always better when this is expected rather than when it’s a surprise, so it’s worth doing a little experimenting in this area.
You Will Need
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Figure 3-1 shows the schematic diagram.
FIGURE 3-1  The schematic for heating a resistor
The Experiment
All we will do is ...

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