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Crusty1
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Re: I like clear
Crusty1   4/28/2014 8:34:28 AM
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@antedulivan; I think you have this right I do not seem able to cut and paste a picture direct into the edit box. Well I can but it does not show up when posted.

May try makeing a public (any one can look) link to a directory on my Google Drive. or just start a flicker account just for this use.

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Re: I like clear
antedeluvian   4/28/2014 8:08:08 AM
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David

Does anyone know how to paste a pic or link to an image on your own Hard drive reliably?

I don't believe you can link to a pictire on your hard drive. I copy the picture to my public folder on my dropbox account, right click the file to "get the public URL" and then paste this into the dialog .

In previous iterations of UBM forums, (MCC, SJ, CE) it was poosible to send the message to the editor and he would put it somewhere on the UBM server and give you the URL. A little indirect and it was not immediate.  i am sure Max would oblige.

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Re: I like clear
David Ashton   4/28/2014 5:43:48 AM
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Hi Crusty

I tried that and it worked with a pic from the internet. Many thanks!  Then I tried to paste or link to a pic from my computer (that I had open in Paint or stored as a .jpg on my hard drive) with no joy and eventually my post got corrupted and almost unreadable so I deleted it.

I have pasted pics in the past but it has only worked for me once or twise, and I am not sure what does or does not make it work.

Does anyone know how to paste a pic or link to an image on your own Hard drive reliably?

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Re: I like clear
Crusty1   4/28/2014 5:11:03 AM
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Hi David, I only got to grips with this yesterday for those pictures.

When you do a reply or and edit there is a tiny picture of a tree at the base of the edit box.

I have done this with a MAC and a Windows 8 machine so should work for most systems

But first go to the picture you want on the web, the the box of storage tubes is on the RS Components site.

Right  Click on the picture and when the box of options comes up select" copy link location."

Now click on the tree image in the edit panel pop up paste with CTRL +V, the link you copied previously into the box now showing in the Image URL and there you have it.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: I like clear
David Ashton   4/27/2014 5:33:01 PM
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@Crusty....thanks...I'd love to know how you post such good pictures, I have never been able to do anything bigger than a postage stamp.....

Both of those are pretty nifty....the small boxes do not give much idea of scale, how big are they?

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Re: Rolykit
David Ashton   4/27/2014 5:30:46 PM
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@Antedeluvian....You have been busy...$25...not bad, might order one of those.   Many thanks.

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Re: I like clear
Crusty1   4/27/2014 1:27:59 PM
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Hi David, I love those boxes of theatre sutures but no longer have a source for them.

I love these boxes available from many e-bay seller, so far the best thing I have found to hold SMD parts. There is even a double sided brief case style of these.SMD boxes

 

For standard old time resistors, this storage system has lasted 30 years +

standard lead resistors

 

 

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Re: Rolykit
antedeluvian   4/27/2014 11:44:02 AM
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David

But their website does not do them many favours - no prices or ordering, no list of distributors....

Not Rolykit but I found this in your neck of the woods. I hope it is current.

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antedeluvian   4/26/2014 9:46:00 AM
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David

But their website does not do them many favours - no prices or ordering, no list of distributors....

Maybe you could get the distribution rights for Australasia ;-)

There seem to be plenty on e-bay, although I am not sure if that helps you.

There is at least one other manufacturer although the minimum 1000 piece order may be a bit much. I will try and see if I can find the name of the one I gave to my son. 

 

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Re: I like clear
David Ashton   4/26/2014 3:55:03 AM
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@TonyTib - I always felt kind of silly putting a big label over the top of my plastic boxes (photo 2 on page 2) because as you say the beauty is that you can see what's inside.  So I only do this when  the contents are ICs or something which all look the same - otherwise I use 6mm printed labels which only take a small part of the lid so you can still see inside.

The pill boxes (photo 3 on page 2) are not very high quality and are not clear, so you need to label them as shown.   And you have to stick them together to avoid getting infuriated by rows falling out,  However they do click closed well and are a very compact way to store small components so I tolerate them.  If you really can't find them in the States l could send you a few - all the discount shops seem to have them here.  You could then buy me a beer at EELive 2015 :-)

Your recommended boses look good - like me you seem to go for the postive latches to keep them closed.  $2 is a nice price for a good box.

 

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