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i need to sort a few thousand microchips. Answered

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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codongolevBest Answer (author)2009-09-19

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.

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MahavishnuMan (author)2009-09-21

If you run into any 6581, 6582, or 8580's, let me know (they're the SID chips from Commodore 64 and later computers).

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Re-design (author)2009-09-20

Here's on that I found. The tube is 23.75" long.
http://www.newelectronx.com/proddetail.php?prod=ic-storage-tubes
I found some better prices but it did not state how long the tube was.

I'm gonna keep lookin'.

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Re-design (author)2009-09-19

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.

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Re-design (author)2009-09-19

And before you start sorting get some magnifying glasses or you'll go blind and not the fun way.

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Re-design (author)2009-09-19

The tube idea is fantastic. I gotta go get me some tubes right now.

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