[vcf-midatlantic] OT: How to store old ICs?

Chris Fala chrisjpf33 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 15:29:52 EST 2018

Definitely antistatic (conductive) foam, and avoid high static materials like many plastics. When handling, stay in a static safe environment: don't wear clothing that produces a lot of static, ground your body with a wrist strap, and work on a conductive surface. My experience comes from electronics manufacturing and repair jobs. I saw a really good video made by Apple and Woz back in the day but I can't find it now.

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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