[time-nuts] Shipping IC chips

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Sat Aug 7 21:40:50 UTC 2010

Just an FYI guys, the PIC chips are shipping in the hard anti-static tubes.
I bought 10 of each from here:


They were easy to cut up with a utility knife without shattering and I
bought 150 of their rubber stoppers for the ends.  They had very inexpensive
shipping and my order came quickly.  Now if I can only get over to a post
office while they're open I will be able to get these chips out the door.


On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Joseph Gray <jgray at zianet.com> wrote:

> Without naming names, I want to suggest that if anyone on this list is
> going to ship IC chips in the future (DIP in particular), that they
> either use the hard plastic tube the chips come in, or put the chips
> inside a box. Antistatic foam inside a padded envelope results in very
> flat pancakes. Just a friendly suggestion. Hopefully I can straighten
> the IC legs without breaking them.
> Joe Gray
> W5JG
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