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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

The credit card microSD card holder suggested by mattdm inspired me to make this. It's part of a foam insert from a cheap cell phone case. A lot of different products come with this common packaging ...
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How can I mark micro SD cards in order to distinguish them?

My hack is to handle the SD cards only along their edges, to reduce wear on their surface. I also suggest using a white permanent marker such as this: image from Amazon Although the can says "...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

You can use plastic zipper pouches with labels like the one below. You can write the numbers in the labels and place the phones inside the pouches. This acts as a protective cover for your phone as ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Supplementary and referral information storage depends on the kind of information. I don't know any 'one size fits all' solution. I use a multi-disciplinary approach. Date relevant information is ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

Frame challenge answer: Instead of replacing the print, learn to type without looking at the keyboard keys. There are lots of (free) tools available and with a bit of practice you should soon be able ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

By accident I discovered the search term "keyboard stickers" I found a selection on Amazon that look like the ones on my keyboard. They're not expensive so I've ordered some. The reviews say ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

I use a color marker (example) to paint colored dots on them. (Started using nail polish). I sort them by the first dot color, keep them in pillbox each slot assigned with a color. And on the pillbox ...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

permanent marker 3D printed phone case with the number embossed vinyl stick-on letters plastic phone case with Dymo tape glued to it using 2-part epoxy Dymo Letratag printed labeling tape is available ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

Paper Label HACK: Have you considered using an electric (or manual) Branding Iron for your wood products? For use on wood or leather, electric branding irons have solid brass heads that can be set ...
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

If the back of the phone is metal, it can be engraved. If it is glass, it can be etched.
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Some of your examples are information that's only needed occasionally. I tend to keep that type of information in my computer, not with the object. Wound rinse: the bottle is large enough to fit a ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

This is not a complete answer, but my thoughts so far: For small labels, I can use permanent markers or paint markers. These work when it's only a few words. However, the mark rubs off when trying to ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

Thermal images fade. They are not archival. Treating them for permanence is an exercise in futility. Rather than all that ridiculous amount of effort to save a thermal image, my HACK is to make a ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

A late answer having run into the same problem. I have a new keyboard ready to use but this one still functions well, apart from the worn out lettering. I can wring a little more life out of this one ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

You may use a correction pen which usually lasts for a long time. I've used this on my keyboard and it really worked.
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

You could take a picture of the current state of the attached wires. That would let you record which color of which wire goes to which connector. (I can't fully visualize your setup or issue, so this ...
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How can I organize Micro SD Cards?

To literally label them so you can tell them apart, you need only to make them distinguishable. Think resistor color codes: use a couple different "light" (writes on black background) Sharpies to give ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

Label each bundle when you disconnect them. Then pull them through the conduit one at a time; if you lose a label, you can replace it right then, while the other three wires are known quantities. ...
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How to remove printed labels from the backing easily?

For Casio EZ-Labels at least, Casio advises bending the extreme tip of the label+backing at a sharp angle. I forget whether up or down, but I do this (up AND down a few times), and it works well. HTH
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

If you can designate each bundle 1, 2, 3 and 4, and record the connection of each color per bundle, then all you really need to do is mark each bundle, right? If it's light colored sheathing, giving ...
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How can I mark micro SD cards in order to distinguish them?

You could take a look at an engraving pen: Image courtesy of Amazon They're like a pen shaped hand held drill, with a fine tip that is diamond abrasive coated. If you lightly make some marks in the ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

I use self-made stickers, which can be used for at least 3 months each time.
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What's an effective way to label cell phones?

HACK: Customize Each Cellphone Wallpaper/Lockscreen Design with the Phone Number. (The number can't come off 'cuz it's electronically IN and ON each one.) There are several different ways to do this ...
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How to attach information to physical objects?

Your examples look like they all might belong to the same medical/emergency kit. In such case I would mark each item with a number and print a list with the numbers and the instructions to be glued to ...
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How do I keep thermal labels from fading?

I'd use an engraving pen (rotary abrasive kind) and just write your name in for now. You can perhaps create hardwood plinths later that you will 3D router, or look at a low-powered laser engraver that ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

So this is a USB device. Right? For every USB device you can find out the USB manufacturer and probably model. Here is how it could be done in Windows. In Linux this can be done using lsusb command. ...
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

My Hack was inspired by Weather Vane. Replace the letters on the keycaps of the keyboard you have come to love. White Sugru™ mouldable glue would be wear resistant and highly visible against the dark ...
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How can I mark micro SD cards in order to distinguish them?

Most SD cards have a label on one side, the other side is bare plastic. You can mark either with just about anything. I use a fine or medium permanent Ink marker (Sharpie or india ink) to put a number ...
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How to easily keep track of similar looking wires

Why do you need at all to label the bundles? It is very easy to differentiate them after stretching all the wires. At one end of the cables, short circuit the red and a given color from the same ...
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How to remove printed labels from the backing easily?

Hold the label in your finger and thumb, with the back of the label on your forefinger. The end of the label should be out from your fingers about 10-5mm. Pull with the index, and push with the thumb, ...
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