Portable Electronic Component Box

About: I am an ELECTRICAL engineering student and a fan of naure and colors. I like all instructables which seem to be eye catchy in respect of its usage, attractiveness and creativity.

This is my first instructable so please tolerate with my mistakes.

For an electronic hobbyist like me, it is always a handy job to have all electronic components in place and order. So I took a box and turned it to my electronic component box.

Step 1: Getting Things Up

1. A bunch of different electronic components like resistors, leds, transistors, switches etc.

2.A small plastic box. I got a one from a gift wrist watch box.

3.Some foamic material.

Step 2: Bla Bla... It Is Done!

Now the final step. Cut the foamic packing material according to box size . Place all your components in it in order and enjoy your new electronic tool box. You can easily check any component from the box using digital multimeter .

Thanks to Everyone who reads it.



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    5 Discussions


    3 years ago on Introduction

    Nice and soon you'll need more boxes... Way more boxes :)

    Please do put a sheet of aluminum (cooking) foil on the foam before you put ICs, MOSFETs and similarly ESD sensitive components into the foam, or you might damage them (either completely, or worse, in a way that shows up later, when the component is in use). And never "reuse" the holes made with the component pins.

    3 replies

    Thank you very much for free advice. By the way I usually deal mostly with BJTs and TTL logic ICs so will that problem with foam still persist? I mean damaging my components. And also what is the reason for such drawback of this foamic material.


    BJTs and TTLs are much less sensitive to ESD of course, but if you develop a habit of protecting all your actives, you won't forget when it is more critical (and it looks nice too :)

    The problem with foam is that it is extremely static. That's why little particles will cling to anything if you cut it by knife. A common plastic bag is neither a good way of storing active components, as they'll generate static each time a component is shifted/moved in the bag. You can get static insensitive plastic bags (usually pink-ish) and static preventing bags (usually black) and the metallized bags are somewhere in between - closer to the black bags.

    As a matter of fact, just crumbling a sheet of paper generate static, so paper isn't the right storage medium either - use something electrically conducting to be on the safe side :)


    3 years ago

    You can even buy esd foam for such a thing http://www.all-spec.com/search?keywords=conductive%20foam&brand=All-Spec&gclid=Cj0KEQjw3auuBRDj1LnQyLjy-4sBEiQAKPU_vbm2RzAv3_XGYPGe-H-IPUonfOP5Ug2flc60iDwAAIQaAsaT8P8HAQ