Review of NeoDen 4 pick and place machine with vision system

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 […]

MoteinoMEGA pick & place assembly

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, […]

Pick and Place controller v3 part 2

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 […]

Pick and Place USB control software

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 […]

DIY Pick and Place USB controller board

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 […]

DIY Pick and Place v2 project complete

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, […]

WORKSHOP VIDEO #56: TM220A table top pick and place overview

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 […]

Open source SMT pick and place machine

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 […]