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Tim Watts
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:45 pm   



On 30/12/2018 13:53, krw_at_notreal.com wrote:

Quote:
These are great. I've bought resistor kits, already set up, and have
some empties for other common components. There are several varieties
for different purposes. Some are anti-static, some are not.

https://www.amazon.com/AideTek-Box-All-Enclosure-conponents-Organizer-x/dp/B0187UO7QC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1546177892&sr=8-1&keywords=component+sample+cases


Oh those do look the business! Ta for that :)



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John Larkin
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:45 pm   



On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 13:43:57 +0000 (UTC),
DecadentLinuxUserNumeroUno_at_decadence.org wrote:

Quote:
John S <Sophi.2_at_invalid.org> wrote in
news:q09mhd$6pi$4_at_dont-email.me:

On 12/29/2018 9:16 PM, Johnny B Good wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:05:08 -0600, John S wrote:

====snip====


WTFHI DAMHIT?

It means, "Don't Ask Me How I Know That".

The full acronym goes, "DAMHIK, IJK Sad"

Like all such acronyms, it's one that's best used sparingly
lest it
becomes regarded as a literal 'tic' or 'mannerism' of its author
(similarly for those apparently deliberate mispellings such as
"shure" for sure and so on that become real old very fast).

HTH & HAND! :-)


Thanks. I get the HTH (it does) but, WTHI HAND?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_to_the_hand

Retarded rude behavior. Even Donald J. Trump runs his life self
centered around disrupting other folks' lives. His comes with a
pointed finger and him exclaiming "excuse me".

It is one of the most retarded gestures anyone of an adult age
ever used. The dipshits performing a full-on embrace of the stupid
shit are even worse.


Why do you mention intestinal output in every post? Do you think about
poop constantly?

I don't.


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Johnny B Good
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:45 pm   



On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 23:54:48 -0600, John S wrote:

Quote:
On 12/29/2018 9:16 PM, Johnny B Good wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:05:08 -0600, John S wrote:

====snip====


WTFHI DAMHIT?

It means, "Don't Ask Me How I Know That".

The full acronym goes, "DAMHIK, IJK Sad"

Like all such acronyms, it's one that's best used sparingly lest it
becomes regarded as a literal 'tic' or 'mannerism' of its author
(similarly for those apparently deliberate mispellings such as "shure"
for sure and so on that become real old very fast).

HTH & HAND! :-)


Thanks. I get the HTH (it does) but, WTHI HAND?


I guess the TLAs *are* easier to figure out than the FLAs. If I can
figure out your FLA, "WTHI" as standing for "What The Heck/Hell Is", then
surely you can figure out the rather cheesy American version of goodbye!
from my FLA (GIYF, IOW, GIYF!)... :-)

HAND!

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John Larkin
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:45 pm   



On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:51:36 -0500, Martin Riddle
<martin_ridd_at_verizon.net> wrote:

Quote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:39:02 -0800, John Larkin
jjlarkin_at_highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 16:47:04 +0000, Tim Watts <tw_at_example.com> wrote:

I want to reboot my hobby electronics again (son is interested, first
job is a 31V H-Bridge interface from a Pi to drive some low voltage
garden LEDs)

Drawers are no good as I don't have a dedicated "lab" space anymore - if
you move them, the drawers and/or components tend to fall out.

Something with 100-150 compartments for resistors, assorted caps, leds,
transistors and common chips - individual compartments for resistor
values at least and caps by general type and LEDs by model, don't mind
sorting through one tray for chips and anything that is well marked.


One option I thought of was "penny tubes" with screw lids - not
expensive, good for resistors and small loose things. Could use a
standard "compartment tray" case for chips etc fitted with antistatic
foam to plug them into.

But what to store the tubes in? Something that can keep the tubes in order?

I wondered about a standard flat case lined with foam with holes for the
tubes - can you get hole punches about 3/4"-1" diameter?

Or indeed any other genius ideas :)

Cheers!

Tim

Coin envelopes in plastic bins.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ochcmz38gl5xxw8/Parts_1.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yc53r3bv6goahu/Parts_2.JPG?dl=0

You can scribble notes on the envelope, or tape the Digikey packing
slip to the back.

I've come to the conclusion that this is the best way to store parts.
If you go with drawers or parts component bins, in 5 years you'll
never find the exact drawer or bins again adn it'll look like a hack
job. At least tupperware will be around for a long time.


For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h6yn872tiijy3j/DBC_Storage.JPG?dl=0

Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.


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Phil Hobbs
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 pm   



On 12/30/18 5:14 PM, Tim Watts wrote:
Quote:
On 30/12/2018 21:17, John Larkin wrote:

For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h6yn872tiijy3j/DBC_Storage.JPG?dl=0

:-

That's not a bad idea!

Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.



Only problem - I'm round enough as it is :-0

Based on various suggestions so far, I'm veering towards stackable
simple plastic boxes (food or small storage) with penny tubes for
sorting the myriad tiny parts like resistors in one of the boxes. 2 or 3
foot or two long boxes would be easy to pop on a shelf and bring down.

Thanks for all the ideas everyone Smile


In the lab we mostly use these:
<https://www.webstaurantstore.com/carlisle-10221b07-storplus-1-2-size-clear-food-pan-4-deep/70024CL.html>

with the corresponding lids

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/carlisle-10232b60-smart-lid-1-2-size-soft-food-pan-cover/70020S.html

Not the cheapest, but they're nice looking, they stack well and it's
easy to see what's inside.

We have probably 100 of them.

Cheers

Phil Hobbs


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Principal Consultant
ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics
Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics
Briarcliff Manor NY 10510

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Clifford Heath
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 pm   



On 31/12/18 8:17 am, John Larkin wrote:
Quote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:51:36 -0500, Martin Riddle
martin_ridd_at_verizon.net> wrote:
I've come to the conclusion that this is the best way to store parts.
If you go with drawers or parts component bins, in 5 years you'll
never find the exact drawer or bins again adn it'll look like a hack
job. At least tupperware will be around for a long time.

For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.
...
Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.


I cut the bottom 10cm off 2L milk bottles (HDPE, the square kind), to
make small square bins. They're readily available and the original
contents is needed anyway. They fit most large parts, or a dozen or two
zip-lock baggies.

The height fits nicely into my drawers and doesn't slide around or get
messy. You can lift them out to use on the bench, and can easily
re-arrange them between drawers.

Clifford Heath.

Cursitor Doom
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 pm   



On Sun, 30 Dec 2018 22:14:33 +0000, Tim Watts wrote:

Quote:
Based on various suggestions so far, I'm veering towards stackable
simple plastic boxes (food or small storage) with penny tubes for
sorting the myriad tiny parts like resistors in one of the boxes. 2 or 3
foot or two long boxes would be easy to pop on a shelf and bring down.


B&Q do a pretty good selection of vertical stackable storage. Check 'em
out.




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Lasse Langwadt Christense
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 pm   



søndag den 30. december 2018 kl. 22.18.03 UTC+1 skrev John Larkin:
Quote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:51:36 -0500, Martin Riddle
martin_ridd_at_verizon.net> wrote:

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 09:39:02 -0800, John Larkin
jjlarkin_at_highlandtechnology.com> wrote:

On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 16:47:04 +0000, Tim Watts <tw_at_example.com> wrote:

I want to reboot my hobby electronics again (son is interested, first
job is a 31V H-Bridge interface from a Pi to drive some low voltage
garden LEDs)

Drawers are no good as I don't have a dedicated "lab" space anymore - if
you move them, the drawers and/or components tend to fall out.

Something with 100-150 compartments for resistors, assorted caps, leds,
transistors and common chips - individual compartments for resistor
values at least and caps by general type and LEDs by model, don't mind
sorting through one tray for chips and anything that is well marked.


One option I thought of was "penny tubes" with screw lids - not
expensive, good for resistors and small loose things. Could use a
standard "compartment tray" case for chips etc fitted with antistatic
foam to plug them into.

But what to store the tubes in? Something that can keep the tubes in order?

I wondered about a standard flat case lined with foam with holes for the
tubes - can you get hole punches about 3/4"-1" diameter?

Or indeed any other genius ideas :)

Cheers!

Tim

Coin envelopes in plastic bins.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ochcmz38gl5xxw8/Parts_1.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yc53r3bv6goahu/Parts_2.JPG?dl=0

You can scribble notes on the envelope, or tape the Digikey packing
slip to the back.

I've come to the conclusion that this is the best way to store parts.
If you go with drawers or parts component bins, in 5 years you'll
never find the exact drawer or bins again adn it'll look like a hack
job. At least tupperware will be around for a long time.


For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h6yn872tiijy3j/DBC_Storage.JPG?dl=0

Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.


if it becomes too much of a hassle there are places that sell them empty,
in all kinds of shapes and sizes Wink

Tim Watts
Guest

Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 pm   



On 30/12/2018 21:17, John Larkin wrote:

Quote:
For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0h6yn872tiijy3j/DBC_Storage.JPG?dl=0


:->>>>

That's not a bad idea!

Quote:
Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.



Only problem - I'm round enough as it is :-0

Based on various suggestions so far, I'm veering towards stackable
simple plastic boxes (food or small storage) with penny tubes for
sorting the myriad tiny parts like resistors in one of the boxes. 2 or 3
foot or two long boxes would be easy to pop on a shelf and bring down.

Thanks for all the ideas everyone :)

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Jasen Betts
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 am   



On 2018-12-30, John S <Sophi.2_at_invalid.org> wrote:
Quote:
On 12/29/2018 9:16 PM, Johnny B Good wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:05:08 -0600, John S wrote:

====snip====


WTFHI DAMHIT?

It means, "Don't Ask Me How I Know That".

The full acronym goes, "DAMHIK, IJK Sad"

Like all such acronyms, it's one that's best used sparingly lest it
becomes regarded as a literal 'tic' or 'mannerism' of its author
(similarly for those apparently deliberate mispellings such as "shure"
for sure and so on that become real old very fast).

HTH & HAND! :-)


Thanks. I get the HTH (it does) but, WTHI HAND?


"Have A Nice Day."

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whit3rd
Guest

Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:45 am   



On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:53:53 PM UTC-8, John S wrote:
Quote:
On 12/29/2018 9:16 PM, Johnny B Good wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:05:08 -0600, John S wrote:

HTH & HAND! :-)


Thanks. I get the HTH (it does) but, WTHI HAND?


Given ambiguity, I'd call it 'have a nice day', or at th e end of a meal,
'dessert'.


Guest

Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:45 pm   



whit3rd <whit3rd_at_gmail.com> wrote in
news:b3749c93-a2af-4c30-8f04-5d5db10d21f9_at_googlegroups.com:

Quote:
On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:53:53 PM UTC-8, John S wrote:
On 12/29/2018 9:16 PM, Johnny B Good wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 14:05:08 -0600, John S wrote:

HTH & HAND! :-)


Thanks. I get the HTH (it does) but, WTHI HAND?

Given ambiguity, I'd call it 'have a nice day', or at th e end of
a meal, 'dessert'.


It is an insult 'using it' or 'interpreting it' another wayu is just
plain stupid. It is an insult, not a sign off.


Guest

Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:45 pm   



On Sunday, 30 December 2018 22:40:40 UTC, Clifford Heath wrote:
Quote:
On 31/12/18 8:17 am, John Larkin wrote:
On Sat, 29 Dec 2018 20:51:36 -0500, Martin Riddle
martin_ridd_at_verizon.net> wrote:

I've come to the conclusion that this is the best way to store parts.
If you go with drawers or parts component bins, in 5 years you'll
never find the exact drawer or bins again adn it'll look like a hack
job. At least tupperware will be around for a long time.

For loose parts, I use these customized ESD-hardened storage units.
...
Unfortunately, they arrive with internal filling material that must be
properly disposed of before use.

I cut the bottom 10cm off 2L milk bottles (HDPE, the square kind), to
make small square bins. They're readily available and the original
contents is needed anyway. They fit most large parts, or a dozen or two
zip-lock baggies.

The height fits nicely into my drawers and doesn't slide around or get
messy. You can lift them out to use on the bench, and can easily
re-arrange them between drawers.

Clifford Heath.


Tetrapaks can be used similarly. They're a better shape.


NT


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Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:45 am   



Klaus Kragelund <klauskvik_at_hotmail.com> wrote in
news:d059cd31-551d-4c48-98a9-4bc44b3cdf33_at_googlegroups.com:

Quote:
I use these:

https://www.electrodragon.com/product/50-pcs-smt-smd-components-sto
rage-module-box/

We used to call them mouse toilets 😊

Regards

Klaus


If they are not conductive/ESD Safe or even dissipative, then they
aren't worth a shit.

How can they 'evolve' into that and not make it out of the right
polymer? Pretty sad.

Klaus Kragelund
Guest

Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:45 am   



I use these:

https://www.electrodragon.com/product/50-pcs-smt-smd-components-storage-module-box/

We used to call them mouse toilets 😊

Regards

Klaus

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