DIY manual pick ‘n’ place machine

Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 in DIY, project logs by DP

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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3 Responses to “DIY manual pick ‘n’ place machine”

  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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