Ray Wang wrote up a review of NeoDen 4 pick and place machine with built-in vision system: Recently NeoDen released a new model called NeoDen 4 — it’s their first desktop model that has built-in computer vision system. The vision-based alignment makes it possible to place fine-pitched components with minimal manual work. It has four pick […]
Tom Keddie posted a video showing his OpenPnP pick and place build.
In this video Felix of LowPowerLab demonstrates a complete pick & place assembly of a MoteinoMEGA panel: The main things to take from this video are: effective CPH (components per hour) rating is affected in large by several factors like travel from pick position to placement position, travel speed, mechanical alignment in X and Y directions, […]
An update on Brian’s Pick and Place controller v3: Following from the previous Pick and Place Controller V3 Part 1 post we have now built and installed the new control board for the pick and place machine. While building and testing the board we found an issue with one of the pins on the main microcontroller […]
Pete has written an article detailing his DIY pick and place machine build: Above is the back side of the machine. Along the top is a piece of DIN Rail that extends from the left and right of the ShapeOko frame. This is where the majority of parts are installed. Below this, you see a grey vertical […]
Brian Dorey posted an update on his DIY Pick and Place machine USB controller board, we wrote about it previously: After completing our DIY Pick and Place machine USB Controller Board we needed to rewrite the controller software to drive the pick and place machine. The new Pick and Place software is written in C# and we […]
Brian Dorey build this DIY Pick and Place USB controller board: Every time the Mach3 software sent a command there would be a short delay of around 100-200 milliseconds and with each component placed using around seven commands it was adding a few seconds to the placement time for each part. On some of our boards which […]
Brian Dorey has written an article detailing the build of his DIY Pick and Place v2 project: The DIY pick and place machine project is now finally running and is able to place the components for our Raspberry Pi expansion boards. This project started in July 2013 when we began to order the various components, bearings, motors, […]
Today we take a look at an inexpensive pick ‘n’ place machine found on the Chinese auction site Taobao for 22800RMB (about $3,600). A pick and place is a machine that puts electronic components onto a circuit board that has been coated with solder paste. To complete the prototype you just place the populated PCB […]
Loading up the pick and place with part reels. We decided to put the most common, cheap stuff in the back of the ‘stack’ of reels. After all, it won’t need to be swapped. Less used stuff is going towards the front, that way it is easier to swap out. We’re leaving free 8mm reel […]
After dragging this crate up two flights of stairs it’s time to unbox the pick and place.
This is a $5000 pick and place by the people who made the reflow oven we bought yesterday. Not as cheap as the $3200 PNP discussed in the forum recently, but we can’t see that one because they are in Shanghai. They demoed with 0402 and it worked quite well and super fast. Even on […]
Ever get tired of fiddling with tiny surface mount components using tweezers and a magnifying glass? The OpenPnP project that aims to be your sweet relief: OpenPnP is a project to create the plans, prototype and software for a completely Open Source SMT pick and place machine that anyone can afford. I believe that with […]
Pick and place rebuild at Null Space Labs: Gleep found us a Juki(Zevatech) Placemat 360 (that seems to have been upgraded to a 460 ) pick and place machine. It was sold as ‘working’, the sellers definition was, if I’m completely honest a stretch (outright lie)