Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

Posted Tuesday 04 March 2014 18:03 Page View Counter 39

Since building the DIY Pick and Place machine we have had a problem with the Atmel processor powered component selector which was using the AccelStepper library which would randomly push the selector ram down when the X axis was still moving....

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Pick and Place USB Control Software

Pick and Place USB Control Software

Posted Saturday 08 February 2014 12:02 Page View Counter 54

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 used Visual Studio 2013 to write...

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DIY Pick and Place USB Controller Board

DIY Pick and Place USB Controller Board

Posted Tuesday 28 January 2014 19:01 Page View Counter 101

After completing our DIY Pick and Place machine  we soon found a limitation with the SmoothStepper Ethernet board when using it to switch the various relays and select components from the Arduino Mini controlled component picker system. Every...

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Manual Pick and Place V2

Manual Pick and Place V2

Posted Thursday 05 December 2013 19:55 Page View Counter 90

After finishing the automatic pick and place project we soon found that we needed to be able to place components manually when working on prototype and very short production runs of pcb boards. As the space in the loft workshop is very...

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Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

Posted Monday 25 November 2013 00:02 Page View Counter 100

This demo app allows the user to send Gcode commands to Mach 3 to control a CNC mill, lathe or other cnc hardware. The application was made using Visual Studio 2013 and the demo app can be downloaded here. First create a new Windows Forms Application: Under...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Project Complete

DIY Pick and Place V2 Project Complete

Posted Saturday 23 November 2013 12:57 Page View Counter 476

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, drive systems,...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Base Vision LED Array

DIY Pick and Place V2 Base Vision LED Array

Posted Saturday 02 November 2013 14:02 Page View Counter 76

DIY Pick and Place V2 – Base Vision LED Array The PCB's arrived today for the LED array to go in the base of the Pick and Place system. The six boards hold a total of 144 red leds. We are now trying to use OpenCV with the Emgu CV C#...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Vibratory Chip Feeder

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vibratory Chip Feeder

Posted Sunday 27 October 2013 18:22 Page View Counter 81

The new diy pick and place machine needed a way to feed SOIC, TSOP and other tube supplied chips to be picked and placed using the machine. After looking at a lot of commercial and diy solutions we decided to build a fixed base with removable chip...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Vacuum Nozzle Holders

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vacuum Nozzle Holders

Posted Thursday 24 October 2013 16:03 Page View Counter 56

The holders for the vacuum nozzles are now fitted to the pick and place machine. Our original plan was to have the motors mounted higher as in previous posts and use a magnetic holder to attach the different size nozzles to the picker heads. Unfortunately...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Pick and Place Vision System

DIY Pick and Place V2 Pick and Place Vision System

Posted Thursday 17 October 2013 23:35 Page View Counter 74

We have started working on the vision system for the DIY Pick and Place machine. We are going to use two cameras, one fixed on the base with a led lighting array around the camera and a “flying” camera mounted between the two picker needle...

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