zmemw16 wrote:anyone remember colored dot coded capacitors ?
some were tubes with tags at each end for pcb mounting.
istr that most of my first bits were from tv's, the graveyard of the local rental shop, back garden(?) 20ft x 30ft and about 3 or 4ft deep
all rather dangerous with glass valves and the tv tubes possibly deadly, great for teaching how to step very carefully indeed.
Its bad enough with the various different numbering systems used by capacitors.
If I'm not sure I hook them up to my multimeter as measures capacitance (good enough to confirm the value based upon the numbers written on it)