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to Resistor Color Duo in the JavaScript Track

Published at Aug 18 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Note:

This exercise has changed since this solution was written.

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:

  • Each resistor has a resistance value.
  • Resistors are small - so small in fact that if you printed the resistance value on them, it would be hard to read. To get around this problem, manufacturers print color-coded bands onto the resistors to denote their resistance values. Each band acts as a digit of a number. For example, if they printed a brown band (value 1) followed by a green band (value 5), it would translate to the number 15.

In this exercise, you are going to create a helpful program so that you don't have to remember the values of the bands. The program will take two colors as input, and output the correct number.

The band colors are encoded as follows:

  • Black: 0
  • Brown: 1
  • Red: 2
  • Orange: 3
  • Yellow: 4
  • Green: 5
  • Blue: 6
  • Violet: 7
  • Grey: 8
  • White: 9

Setup

Go through the setup instructions for Javascript to install the necessary dependencies:

https://exercism.io/tracks/javascript/installation

Requirements

Install assignment dependencies:

$ npm install

Making the test suite pass

Execute the tests with:

$ npm test

In the test suites all tests but the first have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by changing xtest to test.

Source

Maud de Vries, Erik Schierboom https://github.com/exercism/problem-specifications/issues/1464

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

resistor-color-duo.spec.js

import { value } from './resistor-color-duo.js';

describe('Resistor Colors', () => {
  test('Brown and black', () => {
    expect(value(['brown', 'black'])).toEqual(10);
  });

  xtest('Blue and grey', () => {
    expect(value(['blue', 'grey'])).toEqual(68);
  });

  xtest('Yellow and violet', () => {
    expect(value(['yellow', 'violet'])).toEqual(47);
  });

  xtest('Orange and orange', () => {
    expect(value(['orange', 'orange'])).toEqual(33);
  });
});
const COLORS = ["black", "brown", "red", "orange", "yellow", "green", "blue", "violet", "grey", "white"];

export const value = (colors) =>
  Number(colors.map(color => COLORS.indexOf(color)).join(""));

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