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Color Code Mnemonic

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Color Code Mnemonic | 6 December, 1999

Yins: We all use "Mnemonic" words or phrases to help in remembering facts.

As part of our on-going training, we're trying to use a mnemonic to help people remember the resistor color code. Certainly, we "sailors" learned one that doesn't fit with peoples' sensitivities. And I understand and appreciate that it doesn't.

One mnemonic for the color code is:

Bad beer rots our young guts, but vodka goes well.

What are some others (excluding those obvious poor taste)??

Thanks

Dave F

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LD

#8290

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 6 December, 1999

Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Venture Goes Wrong

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Dave C.

#8291

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 7 December, 1999

Instead of a Mnemonic, I used association to remember. The crazier the association, the easier it is to remember. And each person can come up with their own associations. Here's some of mine:

Black - The room is black when there's no (0) lights on. Brown - I bring one (1) brown bag lunch to work every day Red - I get two (2) red eyes when I party too much. Orange - Use three (3) cans of water to make orange juice Yellow - Dorothy got confused when she came to a four (4) way intersection on the yellow brick road.

And so on.... This seemed to work for some people I've worked with over the years. The biggest problem with the Mnemonic was that people would forget that the count starts with 0 and end up with the wrong value.

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Jeff Sanchez

#8292

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 8 December, 1999

Thanks LD! I'll Take that to the shop. I've been burnt by "violet" one to many times. Not to say that any of us are willing to use violet in a descriptive sence. I can't believe she is still out there. "Big Venture" much better! Did you get that off a fortune cookie? Jeff Sanchez

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#8293

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 8 December, 1999

Jeff: You want mnemonics, eh???

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Boca

#8294

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 10 December, 1999

Allow me a disagreeable moment here.

'Bad boys..' is memorable (learned it in high school), and that is the point of using a memory device is it not? Its purpose is not cultural training, moral instruction, or a life plan it is just a memory device. If you don't want Violet as your wife or your daughter that is a personal thing.

Political correctness is a stupid (IMHO) idea that has run its course and need to die.

Thanks for allowing me to ramble a bit, Boca

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#8295

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 10 December, 1999

Boca: I appreciate your point, but that's surely not what the 60+% percent of our female assemblers think!!! Why make someone feel bad when there's no point, aside from learning a new way of doing something? I'm not sure that it makes any less of what you think you are when you consider others' sensitivities. Sometimes things that cost the least for you to accomplish are the ones that mean the most to other people.

Now let's all join hands and sing "kumbya, kumbya ...

My2�

Dave F

ps: If only Moonbeam could see us now!!!

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#8296

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 11 December, 1999

Not to mention the legal aspects and what HR's 2 hour long rant about sexual harrassment would do to your work day.

I used to teach a component I.D. class, and I'd mention the existance of a little ditty that we can't repeat, everyone would laugh, and we'd move along to the great big venture. Violet's habits are just too R rated for most mixed audiences.

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Boca

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Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 13 December, 1999

Points well made and taken gentlemen! Your sensitivities are to be admired!

Now about that 'kumbya, kumbya ....', perhaps the Moonster can play guitar and we take this on the road.

Thanks, Boca

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Jeff Sanchez

#8298

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 14 December, 1999

Wow, Thanks Dave. All humor aside, that was cool!.......Jeff

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John

#8299

Re: Color Code Mnemonic | 14 December, 1999

My memory is so bad, I can't even remember the dirty one..... Try this: If they can remember The first two, black, then brown, all that you need to remember is the colors of the rainbow, in order, then grey. I just visualize it, but there may be some way to use that....

Have fun,

John

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