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23 DECEMBER 2013

Canon Camera Wireless Remote Control

When using our high level photography mast we have always used a series of USB expansion cables to make up a 20m long cable to remote control the camera and view the live video feed from the camera in real-time on an Android...

05 DECEMBER 2013

Manual Pick and Place V2

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...

23 NOVEMBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Project Complete

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,...

02 NOVEMBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Base Vision LED Array

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...

27 OCTOBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vibratory Chip Feeder

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...

24 OCTOBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Vacuum Nozzle Holders

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...

17 OCTOBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Pick and Place Vision System

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...

12 OCTOBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 All Axis Testing

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...

01 OCTOBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Feeder Activator build problems

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...

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker X Axis build update

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/...

16 SEPTEMBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Y Axis gearbox and drive

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...

04 SEPTEMBER 2013

DIY Pick and Place V2 Picker Head Assembly

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....

21 AUGUST 2013

Agilent InfiniiVision MSOX2024A Oscilloscope I2C Analysis

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...

22 JULY 2013

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

It has now been a year since the first Raspberry Pi solar data logger was launched and over the past 12 months it has been running continuously uploading data from our sensors to our online reporting site at home.briandorey.com...

06 JULY 2013

Raspberry Pi GPIO Protection

After damaging the GPIO port on our raspberry pi while designing a new solar monitoring system we decided that it might be a good idea to build a buffer/level translator to protect the GPIO pins from over voltage and ESD...

29 JUNE 2013

Landrover Defender Replacement crossmember fitting

Earlier this year I ordered a Landrover Defender Replacement HD (heavy duty) crossmember from blacksheepcrossmember.co.uk to replace the rear crossmember on my Defender which was rusting fairly badly on each end due to the...


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