[vcf-midatlantic] OT: How to store old ICs?
bob at corshamtech.com
Sat Feb 24 20:02:20 EST 2018
I will be bringing dozens of chip tubes to VCF East to give-away. If you need some before then, email me and I’ll give them away for the price of shipping. I’m using about 1000 chips a year and give away the excess tubes.
> On Feb 24, 2018, at 3:27 PM, corey cohen via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Antistatic foam deteriorates and turns to goo over time, also most 3d printer plastic is not antistatic.
> Get antistatic chip tubes. They will be marked “anti-static”. Be careful IC sockets are typically shipped in tubes that are not antistatic and so they won’t be marked that way. So get the right tubes.
> corey cohen
> uǝɥoɔ ʎǝɹoɔ
>> On Feb 24, 2018, at 2:03 PM, John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> A "noob" question --
>> I have some old ICs -- custom chips, RAM, etc.. that I'd like to properly
>> Is storing these in antistatic foam and in a (3D printed) plastic drawer of
>> some kind OK? should i be buying/using IC Chip tubes instead?
>> What's the best way to get reasonably priced supplies for safely storing
>> vintage chips?
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