About Us

Resistance Is Useful! was founded in 2014 by Andrew Turnquist, with help from his partner, PJ Bennett. Our goal is to supply resistors, other passive components, and other interesting electronic components to hobbyists at affordable prices.

Andrew has been an avid electronics tinkerer since a very young age (baby's first word was "wire.") and has been a solder smoker most of his life (which might explain a lot of his quirks).

We are still adding much of our initial stock to our inventory, so if there are any parts you would like to see us stock, please let us know and we will do our best to move it to the top of the order list.

 Andrew also maintains the Resistance Is Useful! blog, with posts on many topics relating to introductory electronics and understanding passive components and their specifications.