Somewhere to store resistors

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tom66, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. tom66

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    For a while now I've been relying on a box full of packaged resistors for my through hole components collection, but it is really unwieldy if I need to find something, or know if I'm low on some value.

    I found these awesome component cabinets dumped outside a store. So I added labels to each of the slots and I can fit all E12 values from 10 ohms to 8.2 Megohm. There are also a few slots on top, for 10 Megohm and potentiometers, as well as other miscellaneous components.

    Now I realise how many values are missing.

    I'm thinking of adding some LEDs to it to help visibility when more components are stored inside each draw. I will mount them at the rear of each cabinet.

    There were five cabinets; I could only fit two in the car. :(

    Also found during dumpster diving was a glass plasma/LCD TV stand RRP £169.99... the fault? A support rod was missing, but it's readily available at a DIY store. Oh and a four slice toaster RRP £40 in perfect working order.

    So, umm, are people lazy or something, why do they throw so much out?
     
  2. spinnaker

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    Order a pack of these from eBay

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    Less space, :)
     
  3. Wendy

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  4. tom66

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    These use up more space but are easier for me when trying to locate components quickly.
     
  5. ErnieM

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    I prefer to store all the parts I do not need at the moment here:

    www.digikey.com
     
  6. tom66

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    I wish shipping was only $3 here too!
     
  7. Wendy

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    Have you read the full article? I can get to a component without searching, every bag is marked with a multiplier disk, and within the bag with in fold out and are very organized, I fit everything into a one gallon baggy.

    I used to use shelves, this system works a lot better, plus if you drop it it doesn't go to the four winds. The only disadvantage I have found is you need a clear table top to unfold the shelf bag, where the small baggies holding the components are. The clean table top is also needed to stash the shelf bag properly.

    It also take a while to setup, but once done is pretty much self maintaining.
     
  8. loosewire

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    Remembering your resistors,470k,1 meg,22k,100ohm,570k,
     
  9. Sparky49

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    0Ω.
    1Ω.

    I only use these.
     
  10. djsfantasi

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    I want to see your pcb when the circuit calls for a 10kΩ resistance! :D
     
  11. Sparky49

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    1Ω,0Ω,0Ω,0Ω,0Ω

    I have created a new form of circuit. It is neither series nor parallel.

    It is also top secret.
     
  12. loosewire

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    Its internal resistance,that been around for a while.
     
  13. Sparky49

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    Not that either loosewire.

    'they' told me how to make it.
     
  14. loosewire

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    You have to have a r/c network for curcuit to work,unless you have (cloud)

    resistance from skin effect heat.
     
  15. hwy101

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    is it Parasitic resistance?
     
  16. Sparky49

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    As I said, it is a new form of electronics.

    'They' have told me what to do. Also, 'They' will decide when I can tell you more.

    I have mastered cold fission in my bedroom. This will be good.
     
  17. Wendy

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    You guys sucked me in, so I had to edit it my funny, funny reply. :D

    The question is whether Tom is through with this thread, otherwise we are all off topic.
     
  18. loosewire

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    Only in your mind is there a new form of electronics,sounds like a Loosewire

    question.
     
  19. loosewire

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    Carbon resistor,wire wound,polymer,skin effect
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  20. gerty

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    Isn't that the same as ice fishing ?? :D:D:D:D




    Sorry.. couldn't resist...way off topic
     
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