I am trying to setup a thermistor(PT1000) to work with arduino. For that I used voltage divider and 5V pin as the voltage source. I was getting very unstable results so I removed the thermistor and used 2 1kOhm resistors instead.
I was still getting results ranging from very close to true value of 1kOhm to 1.2kOhm. For reference, 4 Ohms are equivalent temperature change of 1 degree celsius.
I measured the voltage drop of each resistor and was surprised that it is far from equivalent. Check the video of full setup and the closeup wiring of the voltage divider - https://easyupload.io/5fctxm
I cannot explain the 0.3V voltage drop difference between two resistors of the same rating (resistance of 1000 Ohm +-0.5% was verified by multimeter) in any other way but that the breadboard contacts and jump wires are not suitable for accurate voltage measurement. Can someone with more experience confirm if my breadboard is broken or is such behaviour intended.