Lets just say our team is not very organized and can get pretty messy. This is hurting us because we have to constantly be look for various sizes of screws collars, bearings ect. When it should take no time to find the screw you are looking for.
So what is your team using to organize all of your parts? Have you found any toolbox that has worked really well? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Links or pics of the organizer would be great
We keep it all organized and labeled for easy finding. Tank treads and different components like that are thrown into an “junk” compartment and used when needed. I have a new group of students every year, so this is the only way.
have got 2 say - tool boxs are very useful - at the nationals last year … we had it chucked into a cardboard box - this had nuts/bolts metal / paperwork etc … it took us like 2/3 mins to find a collar nut when we needed one … so we organised the entire kit about a week after the competition, and it helps so much !
We do that as well. Except we went super-size and use 4 or so ice cream containers and a coffee table (well, tables are just a tad more easy ;)).
It is very convenient when dismantling, but we find it an absolute nightmare when trying to find that one size of screw you cant find anywhere, and also in our case, when somebody sits on one of the sorting boxes (as we call them) :rolleyes:
What we use the sorting boxes for though was inspired by another kiwi team. They had a system where they would build, and just throw everything they dismantled into a sorting box (for convenience), but then at the end of each meeting they would actually sort through all the parts (hence the name sorting box) and organise it all neatly.
Also important for 1492’s organization system is that the parts are labeled, organized and centralized. But when necessary individual boxes can be removed and taken to a different table for ease of access and returned when they are finished.