electronics hardware

Resistor Storage Solution

Resistor Filing Box

I bought a through-hole ‘variety’ resistor pack from Amazon some time ago and received thousands of resistors from 1Ω through hundreds of MΩ. The problem became one of storing them in a way that made them accessible and easy to find the right value.

CD sleeve storage

My solution was to use CD sleeves to store the resistors, one sleeve per value. Then I made a box to ‘file’ the sleeves, in resistance order. To make getting to the right range easier I used separator tabs at 1Ω, 100Ω, 1kΩ, etc. Works like a charm and I can get to any specific value very quickly.

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