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Old 28th March 2011, 09:41 PM   #21
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I did a full cycle of washing machine a tumble dryer to some resistors. Do you think I can still use them?
I did the same thing to a cell phone. It never worked again, but it sure was clean.
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Old 29th March 2011, 01:48 PM   #22
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I bought a lot of those mini drawers in the dollar store and sorted my parts in it.
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Old 29th March 2011, 01:59 PM   #23
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[QUOTE=sofaspud;2519707]I'll put in a vote for keeping your inventory in a database. I resisted for a long time, but afterwards I was very glad I did it. QUOTE]

Keeping an inventory of IC's is really helpful and saves you money! This is particularly true if you use some specialty chips like INamps, DIFamps, Log Converters etc.

I separate the resistors with 3x5 index cards in these cardboard trays from ULine:
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Flambeau is your friend. I use their IDS boxes as well as their drawer cabinets. As others note, my collection of parts have outgrown my available box space...

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Most craft stores have similar containers in various sizes.
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Been there done all of the proceeding. Acro-Mills makes the nicest cabinets w/ plastic drawers. But now the frame is no longer metal. While working for various firms I would collect every sturdy box (cardboard or plastic) before it hit the dumpster. On one job , one component assembly came in a box 12"x8"x4"(aprox) used once then trashed. I grabbed all I could. They now contain heat sinks, large electrolytic Caps, plastic clamps, Nixie tubes etc.,etc.. I have used every system ever seen and invented a few of my own. Did I say that I'm a "Pack Rat". I now have a storage unit full of my fairly organized collection of bits and parts. There also are all my tools, test equipment and workbench. Problem is that I don't have easy access to it nor a proper place to work. It saddens me to think of it. I envy you lot and enjoy the threads very much. It keeps the little gray cells moving.
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Old 30th March 2011, 04:23 PM   #27
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