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Ok, so if anyone has ever been to an electronics store (or maybe it's just my area I dunno) ABS boxes are pretty expensive. In fact a decent box to hold a bunch of CAPS DIODES and RESISTORS will probably set you back a good $40-80. I was just at my local chemist and saw the prices on their pill boxes. Then saw the actual quality and modularity is so much better than standard boxes at my local electronics store. How much? $8.95

I couldn't believe it, I went to the counter asked is this right price? there was a price tag on the box I didn't notice that was actually cheaper than the marked price on shelf. They don't mark their items with tags, so the chemist changed the price and gave it to me for cheaper as well. AWESOME.

As you can see it's about as big as my chunky MS Media keyboard.
Actual dimensions are: 315mm(w) x 215mm(L) x 45mm(h).
You can see the front each container contains the days of the week. This is screen printed onto the plastic but I have a label maker lying around. So I will make use of it and rename all the labels. The top also contains days and then each compartment has feeding times.
This is really modular, the feeding times are really sturdy in their cases, yet not so sturdy it's impossible to move them. Everything clicks into place really well, and the top clear strips cover each day which slide out really well, they aren't loose at all this is top quality stuff. The clear tops also have thumb grip indentations to slide out easily.
Not so much a mod, but I just thought it was so damn cool I wanted to share it with you all. I'm going back to the chemist on payday to buy another 2 or more. Will fit all my electronics junk well.









Edited by gcampton - 5/2/11 at 7:23pm
post #2 of 20
I've been thinking I need something to organize all my screws, LEDs and other small bits. This looks like an excellent idea!
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Imagine if you actually had to use one of those for pills...



That would be horribly depressing .
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absolutely awesome find! ...but where would I go about finding my local chemist?
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...you should tell me where I can purchase one of those so I can give you some rep.
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Some people call them chemists but it also means pharmacist. So you probably can get them from a pharmacy.
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I've never seen such a big pill organizer.
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post #8 of 20
Harbor frieght = win

I have probably spent less than 50 dollars on most of those containers/bins combined.






The black tower to the far left currently holds something around ~5000 resistors all organized and labeled, the one on right is assorted bits. I have noticed that pill organizers are commonly used for SMD components but I don't work with SMD much.


My table was a wreck during the time I took those photo's.
Edited by Tw34k - 5/4/11 at 5:41pm
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you suck


nice setup.
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I use a couple fishing tackle boxes to keep my gizmos and gadgets in
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