Organizing your surface mount component hoard
Keeping track of all the strips of surface mount components you’ve amassed can be a pain. Some people stick them in large compartmentalized boxes, others get the expensive metal storage drawers.
Here is a simple and cheap DIY method to keep your SMD components organized. All you need is a soldering iron, a metal ruler, and some sheets of plastic page protectors for binders. Using the ruler to outline where you want to heat seal the plastic, run your soldering iron from one end to the other. Once you’ve compartmentalized the plastic, simply cut one side to have a way of accessing the compartments.
Below the fold you can check out a video of the soldering iron heat sealing method.
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