App note: How to avoid chipLEDs sticking to cover tape during automated tape-and-reel assembly

Investigative app note from Vishay on preventing too light components from sticking on the cover tape of their reel. Link here (PDF) Customers have informed Vishay that 0603 LEDs (ChipLEDs) supplied in tape and reel format sometimes stick to the PSA cover tape that is peeled off from the carrier tape during the assembly process. […]

Seeed’s Pick and Place machine

More about Seeed Studio’s new Pick and Place machine: We don’t want to keep pushing our PCBA factory any more. All factories in Shenzhen prefers quantity to keep their machine running, so small orders will take high setup fee and unnecessary lead time. It might take only half day to assemble 100 pcs Bus Pirate but […]

Seeed Studio’s new pick and place machine

Take a look at Seeed Studio’s new pick and place machine. It looks like the board being stuffed is a Bus Pirate v3. Video here. Via the forum. Get your own handy Bus Pirate for $30, including world-wide shipping. Also available from our friendly distributors Adafruit, Open Source Control Systems, and eHaJo.