28 Apr '14, 2am

Tips & Tricks for Storing Recycled Electronic Components

Readers of my previous articles will recall that I am somewhat of a hoarder. I have lots of electronic components lying around, some of which I purchased, but many of which I stripped from old PCBs. (See Stripping PCBs to Reclaim Parts ). Very early on in my lifelong obsession with electronics, I ran into the problem of "Where do you put it all?" Along the way, I have come up with several ideas on how to store all my bits and pieces in a way that would allow me to rapidly find something I wanted for a project. My first attempt at this, in the early 70s when I was still in my teens, involved making a miniature "Chest of Drawers" out of matchboxes. The matchboxes in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where I lived at that time were made of very thin wood and were surprisingly sturdy. The "drawers" themselves were only made of card, but the wooden outer case protected them very well and...

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