Originally Posted by xconwing
this is consider parallel circuitry?
is one resistor in the beginning correct or do i need more?
i mimic this schematic
is it correct that the (+) and the (-) suppose to be tie in the end?
oh yea, please excuse my PRO drawing
Yes, that will work fine. You could probably get by with a 1/2 watt resistor, as the power it needs to handle at 9V and 60mA is .54W, but I guess use a 1W to stay on the safe side.
Yes that is a parallel circuit. Components are said to be in parallel if their + leads are all connected to the same node, as well as their - leads. The other option is in series, where the + lead is connected to the - lead of another component. Parallel is the configuration you want to use in this case.
I did something very similar to this. Check the link in my sig for details.