They have, Jack.
Well, sort of but you would have to adopt my favourite 0805
size. See eBay item
A good assortment and at a good price. So good that
any mark up in the price must be very small. In fact at that
price, each of your club members should be encouraged to buy in a
pack each. That way they would have enough for your smd
introductory project board and then heaps left over for future
On 25/01/2018 4:23 PM, Jack Purdu
m via Groups.Io wrote:
I wish someone
would put together an assortment of, say, 40 common values,
quantity 100 of each value and market it for some reasonable
markup for resistors and caps. For the club build, I'd prefer
1206 since this is a huge step for some of the club members.
today I just got 40 clear plastic 1.25"x0.75" cosmetic sample
jars (eBay #332506418787). Tomorrow I'm going to Target and
buy Velcro sticky tape "dots" and place one half on the bottom
of the jar, and the other on a piece of plywood which hangs on
the wall. Now if somebody has an assortment of 40 common
values, they go into the jar and I'm ready to go. Each jar
will have a small Avery label on it.
Just as a point of reference: Going for 5%
tolerance 1k ohm resistors, and buying 1000 at a
time, a quick search on digikey gives me:
0603 resistors: $2.07
1000x 0805 resistors: $3.03
1206 resistors: $4.63
axial TH resistors: $7.29.
a half penny a pop, the cost of 1206 vs 0603 I'm
betting isn't going to be a noticable
difference. (At 100qty, they're about 2x as
much, ~$0.01 each, or $1 for 100). You can
really sneeze hard and not loose a lot of money.