sqkybeaver wrote:more on topic, when the split happens, it might help to classify the type of parts boxes. maybe one for micros + devkits + arduino type stuff. one for RF stuff, one for mechanical type stuff, etc. and not limiting a person to one list only.
Since we're now going with multiple boxes, this brings it one step further. Though I didn't vote for the original split, I'm liking the idea of the split more and more.
Perhaps as sqkybeaver suggested:
- kits, microcontrollers, pcbs
- mechanical (screws, motors, raw material (aluminum plates, boxes/enclosure, etc.), etc.)
- parts scavenger (dead electronics, unwanted electronics, etc.)
The only caveat for the "mechanical" box would be to keep things together with other items. For instance if someone sends a Bus Pirate in the "kits" box, and has an enclosure for it, the enclosure should be included with the Bus Pirate rather than in the "mechanical" box.
It'd be great too if the boxes don't all show up at the same time. So there needs to be some randomization to the order of the lists.