[sdiy] Organizing ICs

George Kisslak gkisslak at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 01:53:37 CEST 2012

For RHOS ICs, I've used tubes stuffed into long ziploc antistatic bags.  Not the best system.

For non-RHOS ICs, I've used tubes cut to fit into the plastic drawers of a roll-around vertical set drawers, with labels on the tubes and the drawers.  Not great, but doable.

Does anyone have any special thoughts or experiences on storage of RHOS ICs?  Does it matter?


On Aug 27, 2012, at 5:25 AM, Tom Wiltshire wrote:

> Another vote for antistatic foam in drawers.
> I bought a set of office desktop filing drawers (like these) and filled them with foam. This provides plenty of nice shallow drawers.
> http://www.kwikneasy.co.uk/concise/5DrawerSet.html
> I've got one drawer for logic, one for PICs, one for audio chips, etc etc.
> Tom
> On 27 Aug 2012, at 01:18, Adrian Corston wrote:
>> On 08/27/2012 09:20 AM, David Moylan wrote:
>>> I'm wondering if anyone has come up with a good method for organizing their IC stocks.  I've got parts drawers for resistors and another for caps, but they don't seem like a good solution for ICs, especially if you have a tubes worth.  Any suggestions?
>> I bought a huge sheet of antistatic foam ($40 for 2 square metres) and cut it down to size to fit in parts drawers.  I stack them four deep with up to 10 types in each drawer, depending how many I have.  Works well for me - took a while to transfer everything when I changed over.  Much, much easier to find things though.  My build time has dropped noticeably since I moved all small parts to a wall of several dozen 24 slot drawers.  Ah, organisation.
>> Cheers,
>> A.
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