IC storage / anti-static foam

Kip Koon computerdoc at sc.rr.com
Sat Nov 29 21:56:07 CST 2014

I've had the same thing happen to me only it was the Z80 and mask programmed roms for the TRS-80 Model III and a set of chips to make a 6800 based SBC way back when I was in college.  All the chips were packed in black anti-static foam and now the pins which are steel, I think, have tiny bits of foam stuck to the pins and it won't come off very easily.  These days I just keep the ICs in the anti-static tubes they're shipped in.  I hope this helps.

Kip Koon
computerdoc at sc.rr.com

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Subject: IC storage / anti-static foam

On 11/29/2014 3:37 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
> I had a number of ceramic ICs with gold pins in old anti-static foam; 
> ate the pins right off.

I know this was discussed before but....

What are recommended methods for storing a variety of ICs where they are easily accessible as needed, keeps them safe and for the long term?

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