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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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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Agilent InfiniiVision MSOX2024A Oscilloscope I2C Analysis

Agilent InfiniiVision MSOX2024A Oscilloscope I2C Analysis

Posted Wednesday 21 August 2013 22:01 Page View Counter 39

Today I was trying to get a Netduino 2 .NET Micro Framework microcontroller board to communicate with the ADC Pi board which we build and sell for the Raspberry Pi. Initially the boards didn't seem to communicate so I tried to monitor the I2C signals...

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When hard drives crash

When hard drives crash

Posted Saturday 17 August 2013 15:10 Page View Counter 40

We recently had a hard drive failure on our Synology Diskstation NAS drive and the drive was making very nasty scratching noises so we decided to remove the lid and found that the hard drive heads had crashed into the platters while it was spinning leaving...

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BeagleBone Driver Installer problems

BeagleBone Driver Installer problems

Posted Thursday 25 July 2013 00:35 Page View Counter 50

My new BeagleBone Black arrived today and the first problems I had when trying to install the drivers via USB onto Windows 8 was that the installer told me the following: “The current language is not supported by the Device Driver Installation...

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