Tired of looking up data sheets for every IC when you just need to find one? Here's a cheap and easy fix.
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Step 1: Materials
Use price tags that come with a string attached; these can be found at a university bookstore, office supply store, or just about anywhere.
I shortened the string to about an inch.
Step 2: Label and Affix, Done!
I labeled my IC's with:
Front: Part number
Loop the string around a pin and stick it into the foam the chip more than likely came in.
If you are using a tube, you can loop around a pin and insert the end cap foam to secure the string.
You're done! Now you can dig through your collection with ease!