DIY Organizer for Electronic Components

Introduction: DIY Organizer for Electronic Components

This is a handy and cheap DIY solution for electronica hobbyists that require a compact storage system for their electronic components.

Most storage solutions I've seen for resistors, caps, diodes, transistors, crystals, switches etc' involve some sort of plastic box with compartments solution which I find uncomfortable and cumbersome when you are the experimental weekend breadborder type. They require allot of storage space and when you need a wide range of components available on your workbench with different types and values these boxes will take allot of the work space.

Therefor I made myself this mini "Folder cabinet" storage solution using the available stackable boxes I had and some drinking straws (which are more than sufficient to handle the weight of small electronic components). This way I can have all my resistors, capacitors etc' available on my workbench without it taking up to much space or having 2-3 flat compartment boxes clogging up my work area, and by color marking the small zip bag holders using some insulation tape (or different colored drinking straws) I can also organize each type of component according to specific values or whatever definition I need my comps to be organized.

Watch the video for instructions on how to make them yourself.

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    My method is to put them in book form with photo album type plastic folders and the components grouped together and in size order in each of the plastic envelopes . I seal each envelope end with a strip of double sided rubber tape . Needs a better solution for that part but the albums are brilliant when you want to take them to a job

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    That is a nice idea!