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Here’s a clever use for all those old pill bottles, store electronic parts in them! Wackyvorlon writes… – “This is a method my friend and I have started using for storing electronics components. We have a bunch of old pill bottles kicking around, so we label them and use them for storage. We’ve found them most convenient.”Link.

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  1. davenosebball says:

    That’s a great idea!

    I had never considered storing small objects in containers designed to hold other different small objects!

    I will be submitting an article detailing how I store larger objects in boxes originally used to store other different larger objects.
    :/

  2. kaden says:

    You can also look forward to my article on storing multiple small containers in a larger container originally intended to store multiple small containers other than the multiple small containers being stored.

    A patent for this technique is pending.

  3. durin says:

    and I’ll submit an article on replying to posts and basically saying the same thing as the previous posts.

  4. doctor.allen says:

    I wonder if you can go to a pharmacy and ask for any old pill bottles they have lying around.

    Well, of course, you could do that. I wonder if they would actually give them to you.

  5. bananaz says:

    i bought a cheap tacklebox at K-Mart and that works wonders.

  6. mc@uga.edu says:

    Remember that plastic is not good for semiconductors because of the static electricity. I wouldn’t use pill bottles for ICs or FETs, maybe not even ordinary transistors and diodes. Resistors, capacitors, and hardware are fine.

  7. mc@uga.edu says:

    Remember that plastic is not good for semiconductors because of the static electricity. I wouldn’t use pill bottles for ICs or FETs, maybe not even ordinary transistors and diodes. Resistors, capacitors, and hardware are fine.

  8. PTHS student says:

    yea so then what did u do with the pills them selves…..we are doing a project to find ways to recycle old never used pharmaceutical drugs and so far we have walgreens and wal-mart….trying to get satoris and kmart to agree to…but who knows lets hope it works…just writing to see what u guys thinks about it?

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