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Old 05-19-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default How do you store all your small electronics parts?

I'm in the process of cleaning up the clutter on my desk at home and organizing the office, and I'm up to my eyeballs in random electronics parts from my MS build, some hi-fi audio projects from years ago, and other random stuff. Baggies of resistors, caps, transistors, fuses, LEDs, connectors, switches, spools of wire, solder, heat shrink, split loom, etc. I don't have large quantities of any one item, but combine all of it together and I've got a pile of miscellaneous **** that needs to be dealt with.

I've thought of going into Wally World and just getting some tackle boxes with bunches of compartments and whatnot, but I know there are people on this board who do electronics stuff for a living, or are at least more serious about it than I, and I want to see how y'all keep parts organized before I start dealing with mine.
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I'm going to be picking up some tackle boxes as well for resistor/cap/diode/etc. storage. This thing is the **** though. 20 bucks at frys.
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look into the Akro-Mils line of products. You will thank me later.
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Is that my DET-can there on the left?
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Funny story, that storage thing in Jeff's picture....made by Akro-Mils.
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I checked out the Akro-Mils catalog. The one Jeff posted is about $35 and would probably meet my needs, and there's a distributor (Grainger) about two miles up the road.
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