Feb 25, 2006

Containers for my RCX... maybe NXT

Here are some images of the containers I use for my RIS 1.5 - I like them because they are shallow (and easy to see inside when lid is closed) and the clasps are very rugged and won't pop open easily.

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They're made by ZAG and sold by Stanley - do a Search for part #14325 (25 Compartment Professional Organizer). You can take out the little yellow boxes or move them around to make space for larger items.

I believe I bought them from Sam's Club for US$6 each... (US$10 online)

They're thin, light, and my favorite part - look at the back - it has the LEGO pattern - holes and studs. Yes, it's the small things that bring me amusement.

4 comments:

peter hoh said...

A few years ago, I searched high and low for the ideal Lego storage system. In the end, I settled on the same Zag boxes that you like. I just wish they had some long, narrow yellow inserts.

Jim Kelly said...

Peter,

You know, you're right... some longer boxes would be good. I have about 10-15 of them (spares) that I removed to make room for the books and cables. It might be possible to take some of the spares and cut and glue them to make longer boxes. Do you have any spares left over?

Jim

peter hoh said...

Jim,

I had thought about gluing some together, too, but I haven't done it. I'm using my spare bins as extra part bins.

I want to make something else for class sets of Lego. I want 12 kits that have identical pieces, and I want them set up so that the pieces go in dedicated places. My inspiration is the Dacta 1030 set, but I need to adapt it to a different set of Lego elements.

I'm thinking of using dense foam and cutting out holes to match each group of element, but I'm afraid that's way too anal retentive.

Jim Kelly said...

Peter,

You're a braver man than me... cutting foam for pieces to insert sounds like punishment.

Hey, there's an idea for disciplining students :) kidding.

Jim

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