I store most of my components in drawers on my desk – passive components, microcontrollers, ADCs, motor controllers, connectors, switches etc. and even some small motors. Larger things – circuit boards, large motors, mechanisms – go in a box under my desk. But wire is always difficult to store in a tidy way, so I decided to build a wire spool rack!

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The design is pretty simple, and it’s made from things I had in my shed. The cylindrical beam is from an old wardrobe, there are four screws and one nail.

The pin can be pulled out by hand to release the bar.
The pin can be pulled out by hand to release the bar.

The pin is just a nail with the point filed away, and is there to stop the bar from falling out, along with the spools of wire. Pulling the pin out releases the bar, allowing spools to be added or removed.

Now I can mount this on the underside of my desk and have spools of wire within reach at all times!

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