DIY manual pick ‘n’ place machine

in DIY, project logs by DP | 3 comments

Bored with having to pick up every component with tweezers, and having them always fall off at unfortunate moments. Build a manual pick ‘n’ place machine. Basically it’s a suction cup on X and Y movable axis, with a USB camera attached for higher precision.

If you are dealing with tiny SMD parts (e.g. 0402 resistors and capacitors), a manual pick and place machine is a helpful piece of equipment for prototyping and small-batch manufacturing. On the other side, traditional SMD placement using precision tweezers not only requires an ultra-steady hand but also becomes a tiresome drill, especially when working long hours upon fine-pitch PCB footprints.

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Comments

  1. Brett P says:

    Yes, must be a low news day ;-)

    • Filip says:

      Sorrry, bout that, I was internet starved in china when this post went live, so I completely missed that it was already done, sorry.

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