Introduction: Electronics Parts Storage

I had a shallow pencil drawer that wasn't big enough for much but it was perfect for resistors,diodes etc.  I cut the cavities in 3/4" MDF with a round end router bit on a router table.  It was an easy project and now my parts are so simple to locate.

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markgrogan (author)2016-02-23

This is a really neat and organized way to get the storage room sorted and encourage easy retrieval of the parts later on while working on a project. It would definitely help to save time and effort and you will not misplace a single part anymore.

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PaulChau (author)2016-02-11

This drawer is well done and so nicely put together! I am really in awe of the neatness and orderliness of this whole storage solution! I would honestly be quite afraid that all the little bits would go flying if I didn't open this drawer properly though and it'll be hell trying to put everything back in its proper place after that. Best to pack storage containers that have lids in my opinion!

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yhdesai (author)2015-02-01

GREATLY ORGANISED

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sylvain01 (author)2013-12-22

nice job

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gmessenger (author)2013-09-13

Great idea!

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rbyrer (author)gmessenger2013-09-14

Thanks. One guy ask what do you do if you want to add a new and different value of resistor. I have extra unused slots and more labels.

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CameronRobertson (author)2013-07-29

Such a creative idea you have had there! I am pretty sure these tiny electronic parts would be pretty tough to scour through an entire pile of them should they get mixed up altogether. Who knew an almost useless pencil drawer could be easily turned into such a practical electronics part storage and turn your life hassle-free.

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omroe (author)2012-08-28

Whoa! I like the idea. I'm gonna make one! Thanks

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WWC (author)2012-08-23

Very nice.
What happens if you want to add a 680K to the mix?

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mvieke (author)WWC2012-08-24

I think you have to throw away the whole board and start from scratch ;)


@rbyrer: Voted. Fantastic idea

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WWC (author)mvieke2012-08-26

Yes i agree with you.
Chop the whole thing up into kindling and start again.
I see no other way.ha

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martind17 (author)WWC2012-08-26

The labels don't look permanent!

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zyzzyva57 (author)2012-08-26

I would make this slight suggestion on filing be it this or files in a cabinet, etc
Use numbers 10, 20, 30... as labels
Then in a Google or Excel spreadsheet (SS) in Column A list numbers, then the Column B the item
This way when a new item needs to be added out of sequence, then this is done simply by adding the item in the next number after the previous last number
When you need an item, you do a Alphabetical or Numerical sort on Column B, so one item may be in slot 40, while the other in slot 110, but you don't care
Going up by ten also allows for those cases you might need, say, an item between 10 and 20
Incidentally, in a Column C you could put notes about Column B

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RetroPlayer (author)2012-08-25

This is a great idea. I don't think I would waste all that space on resistors, but I think I may incorporate this into my prototyping bench for ICs.

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batman96 (author)2012-08-23

Awesome doesn't quite say it all.

SO

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So simple, yet so perfect!

I've got to built one.

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Pizzapie500 (author)2012-08-23

Cool! Must have been tiresome to rout those holes. I myself store them in tiny bags that they came in. Kind of like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-4W-Metal-Film-Resistor-Assortmet-kit-set-1000-pcs-/320548786086?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa2324fa6#ht_3672wt_1111

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profpat (author)2012-08-23

nice project!

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MARCELA1967 (author)2012-08-23

i like it !!!!!!

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scraptopower (author)2012-08-23

This is awesome. I voted, hope you win!

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tinstructable (author)2012-08-22

Sweet

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CrLz (author)2012-08-21

Great idea!

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Kiteman (author)2012-08-17

Wow, that *is* organised!

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