|Great for shipping, but a bit impractical to store this way. Especially after using in breadboarded prototypes.|
|List of values I had received.|
50 strips of resistors takes up quite a decent amount of space. It doesn't bother me if I have to look through a few strips to find the correct value, but looking through 50 is a laborious task. sorting the resistors into decade sets helped with this. eg one pile 1R - 8R2, another set might be 1K - 9K2. This helped in finding a correctly valued resistor from a batch of 50. First locate the pile with your chosen value in it. then find your value.
Having used some resistors in a breadboard design (the reason I bought a bulk pack in the first place) I found myself with a few loose resistors on my desk. Not wanting to toss them into a junk bin never to be seen again I decided to create a storage system. I had a few criteria in my head while trying to work out how to store long pointy but fragile objects. I thought about a fishing tackle box approach, but having 50 compartments would be costly and large. and resistors being small would most likely be able to shift from compartment to compartment if the box was tipped.
|The list turned into labels.|
|No 330R!! D':|
|Easily fits 50+ resistors.|
|Final design. I like it and it's light able to be stored against a wall etc.|