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David from uC Hobby writes:

How-to sort a 1 pound grab-bag of small electronic components. I sort through one of the $1 grab-bags I purchased at the Austin Summer fest 2007 HAM meet up. The reason these grab-bags are cheap is that you have to do a lot of work to make the collection of parts useful. I explain my method and give the tally for the parts.

For some reason, this always brings back memories of dumping and sorting big plastic bags of Lego Technic parts.

Grab Bag Sorting Howto – Link