Friday Free Board Quiz – the prize is iMX233-OLinuXino-NANO+i – What is the color code of 17 K ohm resistor?


iMX233-OLinuXino-NANO+i is open source hardware linux computer with industrial temperature range -25+85C.

You can win this board! To participate in the Quiz is enough to re-tweet the Twitter Quiz announcement message.

To double your chances you have to answer the Quiz question :)

The Quiz question is: What is the color code for 17 Kohm resistor?

You have time to re-tweet and/or answer until Monday 25th of January.

In Monday we will post the correct answer and ask to generate random number in range then announce the winner and ship the board by post/airmail.

Good Luck!

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Radu DAN
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:28:59

    Brown, Violet, Orange !!!


  2. Michael
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:39:01

    Brown, Violet, Orange


  3. Radu - Eosif Mihailescu
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:43:10

    17KOhm is *not* one of the E values (closest: 16.9KOhm in E48 and up) so there is no “standard” code. If we were to coerce the colour code as-is to the requested value, then the answer above is correct (Brown, Violet, Orange) with the observation that the fourth band cannot indicate a tolerance higher than 2%, therefore the fourth band *cannot* be any of: missing, Gold or Silver. Therefore, given the aforementioned assumption, the correct answer would be: “Brown, Violet, Orange, {Brown, Red, Green, Blue, Violet, Grey}”.


  4. stefanstefanov198
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:49:32

    It’s not standard even in E196 series.
    If it ever exist it would start with brown, voilet, black, red and finish with color depend of tolerance.


  5. Stan Stavrev
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:56:12

    No color. I have one in grey silver metal color


  6. Stan Stavrev
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:57:25

    I have one Silver one . It is different from 17800 and 17400 . For me there is no rule for the color in 17000


  7. R. E. Hunter
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 17:43:46

    Brown, violet, orange. You didn’t mention what tolerance, so the fourth band could be any of several colors.


  8. adj
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 18:01:23

    That depends on the colour used by your VLSI layout tool for polysilicon.


  9. Zoltan Herpai
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 18:47:36

    That’s not a standard value, to get the closest to it it’s brown-violet-orange. 🙂


  10. Gordon
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 19:13:08

    Zoltan has a good point. 17K ohm is not a standard value for a 1, 5 or 5% resostor. Maybe this is a trick question? Zoltan sure get the prize!


  11. Guy Rodgers
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 19:50:30

    Brown, violet, red & gold rings


  12. Alex
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 21:03:58

    brown violet black red + tolerance: gold, red etc


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