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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nice job
Great idea!
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.
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.
Whoa! I like the idea. I'm gonna make one! Thanks
Very nice. <br>What happens if you want to add a 680K to the mix?
I think you have to throw away the whole board and start from scratch ;) <br> <br> <br>@rbyrer: Voted. Fantastic idea
Yes i agree with you. <br>Chop the whole thing up into kindling and start again. <br>I see no other way.ha
The labels don't look permanent!
I would make this slight suggestion on filing be it this or files in a cabinet, etc <br>Use numbers 10, 20, 30... as labels <br>Then in a Google or Excel spreadsheet (SS) in Column A list numbers, then the Column B the item <br>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 <br>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 <br>Going up by ten also allows for those cases you might need, say, an item between 10 and 20 <br>Incidentally, in a Column C you could put notes about Column B
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.
Awesome doesn't quite say it all. <br> <br>SO <br> <br>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <br> <br>So simple, yet so perfect! <br> <br>I've got to built one.
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&amp;hash=item4aa2324fa6#ht_3672wt_1111
nice project!
i like it !!!!!!
This is awesome. I voted, hope you win!
Great idea!
Wow, that *is* organised!

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