DIY Pick and Place V2 All Axis Testing

DIY Pick and Place V2 All Axis Testing

Posted Saturday 12 October 2013 20:48 Page View Counter 43

After a busy week rebuilding the picker system with much better quality bearings and installing the home sensors to all the axises the DIY pick and place machine was finally ready to connect to the Smoothstepper Ethernet driver board and setup the Arduino...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Feeder Activator build problems

DIY Pick and Place V2 Feeder Activator build problems

Posted Tuesday 01 October 2013 16:11 Page View Counter 47

The feeder activator system to select the correct component feeder and then activate the feeder is based on the same system used on the semi-automatic pick and place machine we built before. In order to save weight on the activator head we decided...

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DIY Pick and  Place V2 Picker X Axis build update

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker X Axis build update

Posted Thursday 26 September 2013 21:35 Page View Counter 56

Work is slowly progressing on the DIY pick and place machine with the pickers X axis having new parts machined this week and assembled and tested today. Further photos are on my Flickr gallery at http://www.flickr.com/photos/brian-dorey/sets/72157635317638526/...

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DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Y Axis gearbox and drive

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Y Axis gearbox and drive

Posted Monday 16 September 2013 20:52 Page View Counter 54

It has been a busy week so far designing different brackets and parts for the automatic pick and place machine. The photos below show the latest progress on the build and a video showing the picker Y axis running via a Smoothstepper board and Mach3 on...

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DIY Pick and  Place V2 Picker Head Assembly

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Head Assembly

Posted Wednesday 04 September 2013 21:22 Page View Counter 78

After using our previous semi-automatic pick and place machine for a year we decided it was time to build a fully automatic DIY pick and place machine as we cant keep up with the demand for the Raspberry Pi expansion boards. We have looked into buying...

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Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

Posted Sunday 14 April 2013 20:58 Page View Counter 79

Following from the Arduino pick and place update blog post video and Automatic component feeders post we have now completed the first version of the Android tablet control software  which uses bluetooth to communincate with an Arduino Mega to control...

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Vacuum Pickup upgrade

Vacuum Pickup upgrade

Posted Wednesday 27 February 2013 23:31 Page View Counter 43

The basic Chinese Vacuum Pickup pump we have been using on the DIY pick and place machine has been giving us problems with its lack of suction when handling larger SOIC components and didn’t hold them still when moving fast or rotating the parts. I...

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Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 2

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 2

Posted Wednesday 27 February 2013 19:42 Page View Counter 47

Following from the Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1 post we have now redesigned the Y axis which pushes the activation arms on the Panasonic component feeders to use a new leadscrew from Reliance Precision Mechatronics...

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Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1

Posted Saturday 01 December 2012 20:08 Page View Counter 46

Following from the Panasonic component feeder mods and the build of our manual pick and place machine (pick and place part 1 & pick and place part 2) we have started to build an automatic stepper motor driven controller for the component feeders which...

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Panasonic Pick and Place Feeder Hack

Panasonic Pick and Place Feeder Hack

Posted Tuesday 13 November 2012 19:02 Page View Counter 70

To replace the diy surface mount component feeder used on the pick and place part 1 & pick and place part 2 posts, I was able to source 11 x 8mm Panasonic Ratchet Type Component Feeders (part no 10488BD059, specification 8WX4P Emboss) from eBay for...

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