If you want to build something using a Raspberry Pi, you'll probably use resistors. For this exercise, you need to know two things about them:
To get around this problem, manufacturers print color-coded bands onto the resistors to denote their resistance values. Each band has a position and a numeric value.
The first 2 bands of a resistor have a simple encoding scheme: each color maps to a single number.
In this exercise you are going to create a helpful program so that you don't have to remember the values of the bands.
These colors are encoded as follows:
The goal of this exercise is to create a way:
Mnemonics map the colors to the numbers, that, when stored as an array, happen to map to their index in the array: Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Values Go Wrong.
More information on the color encoding of resistors can be found in the Electronic color code Wikipedia article.