Mini Project: Wire Spool Rack

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!

Cropped

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!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s