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Agent_24
07-01-2011, 08:13 PM
And no, I'm not going to start up as a P dealer!

I have two honey-pots full of resistors and I need to sort out the values.

Part of my "never have to buy another resistor again or at least for a long time anyway" plan.

Here's a photo in case anyone has doubts :lol:

Metla
07-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Book shop, post office, stationary shop.

wainuitech
07-01-2011, 08:42 PM
Try your local grocery store - they generally have a large range of sizes.

Zippity
07-01-2011, 08:51 PM
The Stationery Warehouse stocks them :)

Agent_24
07-01-2011, 09:01 PM
Thanks all I will have a look at supermarket and warehouse next time

ubergeek85
07-01-2011, 09:38 PM
Why don't you just use a variable resistor? :lol:

Agent_24
07-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Because that wouldn't be sensible, in any way.

CliveM
08-01-2011, 07:47 AM
Plastic shops sell them

gary67
08-01-2011, 07:49 AM
Mitre 10 sell them too

The Error Guy
08-01-2011, 08:25 AM
I failed at sorting my resistor/diode problem years ago.

I found it useful to use one of these though, http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3664/3652181194_aa3bb05aec.jpg except for parts instead of lego

Agent_24
08-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Yeah those are nice (I have 2 similar already) but for a little bit of plastic they are quite expensive.

The Error Guy
08-01-2011, 11:05 AM
Hmm, true I guess. I got mine from a skip :lol: you can get EVERYTHING from a skip if you look hard enough.

Built one of my first PC's with skip parts :p A bit demoralizing when someone sees you rising out of s skip triumphantly holding a Quantum bigfoot 4gb but hey! its a HDD!

Roscoe
08-01-2011, 11:52 AM
And no, I'm not going to start up as a P dealer!

I have two honey-pots full of resistors and I need to sort out the values.

Part of my "never have to buy another resistor again or at least for a long time anyway" plan. :lol:

Some people collect stamps. Agent_24 collects resistors. Can you mount resistors in an album?

Agent_24
08-01-2011, 12:15 PM
Hmm, true I guess. I got mine from a skip :lol: you can get EVERYTHING from a skip if you look hard enough.

Built one of my first PC's with skip parts :p A bit demoralizing when someone sees you rising out of s skip triumphantly holding a Quantum bigfoot 4gb but hey! its a HDD!

Lucky you! I wouldn't mind finding some free cabinets. I definitely agree with finding free stuff, it's amazing sometimes what people throw away when there's nothing wrong (or something very minor wrong) with it.

That's why I like that Freecycle site, good way for people to get rid of stuff they don't want without just trashing it and wasting it


Saying that though, space is a bit of an issue, so I'd rather just sort the resistors into bags, and then put the bags back in the honey pot. Doesn't require extra space for new cabinets.


Some people collect stamps. Agent_24 collects resistors. Can you mount resistors in an album?

I imagine you could, not sure the point though. And besides I plan to use these resistors where I can.

Something more interesting like old germanium transistors might be more worth it to put in an album of some kind.

Or these really strange capacitors I have too. Would love to know what they are, will post a photo.

zqwerty
08-01-2011, 01:22 PM
Store the resistors by the multipliers ie 1's, 10's, 100's, 1000's, 10,000's, etc that is what I do you can work out the value when you use them.

Agent_24
08-01-2011, 01:48 PM
Interesting idea

Marnie
08-01-2011, 02:31 PM
Looking at the pictures, I wondered if they would they poke through the plastic bags? You can buy storage containers in a variety of shapes and sizes from various outlets such as supermarkets, red sheds, kMart etc. They aren't very expensive and are reusable.

Agent_24
08-01-2011, 02:38 PM
Jumbled up as they are now they probably would poke through bags, but if you line them all up they fit just fine.

Dick Smith and Jaycar sell them like that in fact.

sarel
08-01-2011, 08:37 PM
Go to your bank and get bank bags for free - they usually give 'em in bundles of 100. Will suit

sarel
08-01-2011, 08:38 PM
Go to your bank and get bank bags for free - they usually give 'em in bundles of 100. Will suit quite fine. I use it to store premade fishing rigs - excellent

sarel

Zippity
08-01-2011, 08:51 PM
sarel - your user title is quite wrong :D :D :D

sarel
09-01-2011, 09:29 AM
What should it be?:D

sarel

Agent_24
09-01-2011, 09:29 AM
Or these really strange capacitors I have too. Would love to know what they are, will post a photo.

Here's the photo of these strange capacitors.

I have never seen these mentioned in a book or seen them in any equipment either.

I am guessing they are quite old, probably used in valve or early transistor radios or something.

Zippity
09-01-2011, 10:04 AM
What should it be?:D

sarel

I was referring to your double post above ;)

gary67
09-01-2011, 12:09 PM
I get a lot of stuff very cheap from the Nelson recycling centre, such as I needed a NIC got one for 50c installed it found drivers and away it went. You can find all sorts of useful stuff there. Found a brand new still boxed door handle and lock set with 5 keys cost me $3 sold on trademe for $75 and that's just one thing that springs to mind

Billy T
09-01-2011, 10:09 PM
Here's the photo of these strange capacitors.
I am guessing they are quite old, probably used in valve or early transistor radios or something.

They appear to be precision caps for tuned circuits and they or their ilk were commonly found in valve TV tuners and high quality communications equipment. They date to the late 50's or early 60's and probably fell off the 'preferred component' market in the late 80's. No doubt they are still made or still around in small quantities though for special applications. If they do not have a value printed or colour-coded on them then they are almost certainly for OEM manufacturing.

The top one looks like it is labelled 220pF.

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Agent_24
10-01-2011, 12:45 AM
That makes sense, someone on Badcaps.net said they are "tubular ceramic" and also linked to a website of a manufacturer, so It seems this type are indeed still used for something.

The ones in the photo all have values written on them in picofarads as you saw, and also a coloured dot (some red, some black). Not sure what that means though.

And yes, some are a bit different and have a 5-band colour code marking instead of a value printed.

martynz
10-01-2011, 07:16 PM
For elegance library card index drawers take some beating
http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankieroberto/3378399311/

Zippity
10-01-2011, 07:40 PM
For elegance library card index drawers take some beating

and where do you suggest that Agent_24 buys them from?

and what do you do with the rod that passes through the centre of each card?

martynz
10-01-2011, 08:13 PM
and where do you suggest that Agent_24 buys them from?

and what do you do with the rod that passes through the centre of each card?

I bought a set 6 across X 4 vertical in ChCh coupla years ago...$80. Worth looking on trademe.
You take out the rod (that goes through the bottom of the card).

martynz
10-01-2011, 09:55 PM
Currently on trademe
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Beds-bedroom-furniture/Drawers/Other/auction-346254873.htm

Agent_24
12-01-2011, 06:01 PM
I looked at Countdown, they had bags but too big.

Warehouse stationary was perfect, but all the smallest bag size were sold out.

Will probably get some of those when they get some more

Snorkbox
12-01-2011, 06:05 PM
So what is wrong with coin bags from the bank?

Agent_24
12-01-2011, 07:28 PM
They only gave me five of them

DeSade
12-01-2011, 07:31 PM
Officemax sells them, all sizes.
Ordermax.co.nz

Agent_24
12-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Those are a lot cheaper than at The Warehouse

But what about delivery charge?

DeSade
12-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Spend $50 ex gst and delivery is free
Under that its $6.67

Officemax also has stores all over, check the Officemax website for locations
officemax.co.nz

Agent_24
12-01-2011, 08:30 PM
Yeah the bags at Warehouse were under $5 so cheaper than the delivery cost alone, also I looked at the store locations, none of them are close enough.

Makes more sense (easier and cheaper) to go to the Warehouse currently.

DeSade
12-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Fair enough :)

Agent_24
12-01-2011, 08:33 PM
It's a pity though because per-pack the Officemax ones are cheaper, and have twice the quantity.