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I, like my friends, eat a lot of Tic-Tacs. I collect all of our containers to use them for stuff. I was looking at the week's haul of containers when I realized that they could be use to store small electronic components such as LEDs or capacitors. Sorry for the poor image quality, I used my crap camera.
at first i thought you were using a pill pot, some pills look just like electronic components so someone might end up being "prescribed" a 220 ohm resistor. ha ha
TechBender5 years ago
I use these at work as paperclip dispensers. God I love Tic-Tac packs.
freerunnin15 years ago
try the old cassette tape cases (not video tapes, the old music tapes) :)
acaz935 years ago
hey , whe have the same dymo ! (mine is blue though)

crap-mera great term
Derin acaz935 years ago
me too,i have the same white dymo
qwertyboy (author)  acaz935 years ago
wow, small world. my dad has the same one too, except it's silver.
TIC-TACS ROCK!
This is a great idea for storing those small parts. I was looking around the craft section at Wal Mart yesterday and found that they sell little plastic containers almost identical to these. They even have the same flip top lid. It could be the same thing for all I know. About a dozen of them come in a larger plastic container to make storing them easier. And everything is clear like the ones you used so it is easy to see the contents. I think they are designed to store beads. There are about 2 dozen of the smaller boxes in each of the larger boxes and they only cost a few dollars. They would be great for those that do not want to spend a fortune on Tic Tacs.
qwertyboy (author)  biochemtronics5 years ago
that sounds like a good idea
westfw5 years ago
Pretty nice. I have a fair number of components in pill bottles, but square boxes like the tictacs pack and stack a lot better. Be careful with semiconductors, though; that sort of plastic can generate a lot of static...
qwertyboy (author)  westfw5 years ago
i don't have any semiconductors, but that's good advice. thanks!
qwertyboy (author)  qwertyboy5 years ago
nevermind, i have some transistors...
Phil B5 years ago
It would take me a long time to go through that many Tic Tacs, but a good idea. The clear plastic cases make it easy to see how many of an item are in each container. Sorry about the very soft focus on some of the images. A bit over a year ago I bought a Kodak Z710 camera. The macro setting combined with the auto-focus is, IMHO, amazing. I expect the newer cameras in the series are good on close-ups, too. Take a look at the close-up I did of a transistor on a circuit board in an Instructable I did on "Fix a non-working electronic fly swatter."
shooby5 years ago
Not bad not bad. A little small though for some components, especially if they have leads attached.
=SMART=5 years ago
hey thats a great idea !!