As you have probably guessed by now, there is no easy solution to your question. It all comes down to computer vision.
In this solution, Akiyuki built a massive machine out of LEGO bricks, a camera, a scale, 2 Mindstorm NXT and, which he fails to mention in is parts list, a computer and some electronics.
Computer vision is complex, and making a working ...
This doesn't have anything to do with database limitations or anything like that. Brickset scrapes their inventories from the replacement parts list on LEGO.com:
Normally, you are able to request as many replacement parts as there are parts in the set, so this is the number that Brickset uses for it's ...
This looks like an oversight in the inventory printed in the instructions. Your interpretation of the instruction step requiring two of these is certainly correct.
The Bricklink inventory shows 2 of these, so that's what would have been included in the box. The replacement parts page on LEGO.com also indicates that this set should include 2 of the 7M axles.
You can try to use www.bricklabels.com
It allows you to select which parts you want to print and allows you to print the labels in your custom size, fitting the drawers perfectly.
Full disclosure: I made the app :-/, but it's free and open-source: https://github.com/Gottwik/legolabels
If you're up for a bit of programming, Rebrickable.com has an API that can query part+colour and return matching sets.
Get Part Sets
Use this service to get a list of all sets that a specific part/color combination appears in. This is best used after calling the get_part function to retrieve the list of available colors.
Rebrickeable does what you are looking for. You can create an account and upload all of your sets by entering the set numbers. The website will automatically inventory all of your sets, and check what other sets and even custom models created by the community you could build with the parts you have. Here is the link to the website: https://rebrickable.com/
I found this on Eurobricks from 2014:
I recommend to try BrickStock instead of BrickStore. Brickstore is old and is no longer supported and updated. BrickStock is a fork (using the source of BrickStore) of brickstore.
I use Brickset.com which is very up-to-date and suits the needs of me and my sons.
A custom spreadsheet solution gives you great flexibility and leaves you in control of your own data. Be sure to use a spreadsheet tool that supports the use of web images in cells (Google Spreadsheets, for instance); then you can easily use online resources to automatically show thumbnail pictures of your sets on each row (given the set number). This makes ...
I would recommend taking a look at BrickPicker's BrickFolio feature. It allows you to maintain a list of sets you own, including place of purchase, purchase cost and seal code, and keeps track of the current EBay value on a month-by-month basis. It also tracks CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) - a measure of how well the set's value is performing over time.
Weighing the whole box might help if you just want to check if it's complete - unless you fear extra parts.
If you want to weigh parts or group of parts, there are scales which have an "item" function - you weigh one, then set it as unit, and then you can use the scale to give a count of the parts on it rather than its total weigh. Precision is important, ...
Tackle boxes are very common for storing Lego, I use them myself. Unfortunately I've not found or seen a good way to count the pieces that are in them. The easy way is to take everything out of them, which I suspect is what you're trying to avoid.
One trick with that is to get a piece of cardboard (or plywood) twice the size of the tackle box, cut a hole ...
I have had the same problem there are 2 ways you could do it.
Way One is to use rebrickable
Go to http://rebrickable.com/home Create an account.
Then go MYREBRICKABLE and select My Sets.
Then click Add set to this set list and search for the set you want.
Now you can add all the sets you have.
IF you like you can go to the My Parts section and add any ...
I would start with looking at the way Bricklink has their catalog organized, or look at LDraw's catalog. They have a fairly basic system segmenting LEGO into bricks, plates, tiles, beams, rods, minifigs etc. Should get you going.
EDIT: And if you really want to ID each part, just use the Bricklink part numbers (same as LDraw's numbers) to print on the bins. ...