Introduction: My Portable Electronic Components Tackle-box

About: Hi! I'm Geoff! I'm an electrical engineer with a passion for making things. I believe that creating is for everyone, and I love being able to share what I've learned to enable others to pursue their passions. …

This is my Portable Electronic Component Tackle-box. I've found it to be the best way to organize all of my electronic components, while maintaining a portable form factor, meaning I can take it wherever I go. (I'm probably bringing it on my next vacation!)

Here's how I made it.

Step 1: Parts Needed

If you would like to replicate my storage solution you will need the following:

  • Tackle-box (You can find these at any outdoor shop, even Walmart)
  • Sticker Labels
  • Electronic Components (of course!)

(I also added my Makey Makey and my Arduino Uno later on.)

Step 2: The Bigger Stuff

I put my perf-board down on the bottom, as well as my soldering iron, desolder gun, solder, continuity tester, manuals, extra wires, and wire strippers.

Step 3: Organizing Capacitors

I organized the capacitors from least to greatest uF.
Then i put them in the tacklebox and labeled them accordingly.

Step 4: Resistors!

 as i already have stated, i have 2,000 resistors that i got for 10$ bucks off eBay :)  Luckily they were already sorted in bags and labeled. PHEW.  i couldn't fit them into a section, so i put them in the bottom.

Step 5: Other Components

I added my other components in empty sections, and organized my other capacitors(remember to label!).
Everything fit nicely!

Step 6: Finished!

after i got all the parts in and organized, i taped in the resistor chart and i was done!
now i can bring it wherever i go!

(i also taped in Radioshack's store Business card, which has there number on it)

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