i need to sort a few thousand microchips.

i have over the years acquired several thousand microchips. some i have 20 or so of and some i only have 1 of, i need to sort them ALL. i need some sort of VERY cheap or even better, homemade. storage system for them all. any ideas?

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codongolev8 years ago
is there anything that you buy a lot of (like, for instance, coffee or soup) that has a container that you could store the chips in? me and my bro did that with our large, large knex (and don't judge me because of that. I usually make actual useful stuff. I've only built one gun, it sucked, I didn't make an instructable, end of story) collection, and it worked pretty well.
If you run into any 6581, 6582, or 8580's, let me know (they're the SID chips from Commodore 64 and later computers).
Re-design8 years ago
Here's on that I found. The tube is 23.75" long.
I found some better prices but it did not state how long the tube was.

I'm gonna keep lookin'.
Re-design8 years ago
Sure, like the tubes chips come in when you order from TI. And by "get me some tubes right now" I mean go search the net for a reasonable priced product that I can have delivered right to my office door.
Re-design8 years ago
And before you start sorting get some magnifying glasses or you'll go blind and not the fun way.
Re-design8 years ago
The tube idea is fantastic. I gotta go get me some tubes right now.