[sdiy] Labelling Your Horde Of Stuff

Mike Bryant mbryant at futurehorizons.com
Wed Jun 8 12:41:56 CEST 2022


Boy are you lot well organised.  Apart from a few 15 tray containers from Maplin for resistors (3 trays per decade) and transistors, everything is in jars with a handwritten label on the outside with things like "Analogue ICs", "Convertors", "PCB sockets" and so on, and I just try to remember where things are.  

Usually works :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Synth-diy [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at synth-diy.org] On Behalf Of Roman Sowa
Sent: 08 June 2022 11:34
To: Terry Bowman; SDIY
Subject: Re: [sdiy] Labelling Your Horde Of Stuff

My way is simple, but I haven't yet reached the point where buying portable label printer like that is even considered.

Parts are stored in various boxes in various places in a few rooms. In their original bags, and also in small drawers (mostly connectors). I never throw out original label from distributor until the last part is out. The label also holds hand written notes of various kinds like price and date of purchase, sometimes important electrical specs. And most importantly it gets registered in my excell sheet with all important info and obviously - name of the storage box where it's located.
When some parts are all out, the line is moved to another sheet, listing all the parts used so far.

The excell sheet of in-stock items at the moment has 1684 lines.

Roman

W dniu 2022-06-08 o 01:34, Terry Bowman via Synth-diy pisze:
> My collection of parts, Nixie and magic eye tubes, and everything else 
> you can name has grown to the point where I need to get serious about 
> storage. One aspect of this is labelling things. I'm tired of writing 
> on boxes with a Sharpie.
> 
> I really like the capabilities of this Epson series:
> 
> https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/B
> 08JQMFZ6F 
> <https://www.amazon.com/LABELWORKS-LW-PX300-Industrial-Label-Maker/dp/
> B08JQMFZ6F>
> 
> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08JQMJ7RD
> 
> 
> I know there's cheaper stuff out there and the profit is in selling 
> tape cartridges (à la printer ink) but this thing does heat-shrink tubing. Joy.
> 
> So what are you guys using?
> 
> 
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