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04 MARCH 2014

Pick and Place Picker Software Upgrade

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...

08 FEBRUARY 2014

Pick and Place USB Control Software

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...

28 JANUARY 2014

DIY Pick and Place USB Controller Board

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...

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...

25 NOVEMBER 2013

Mach3 Control via C Sharp Winform Application

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...

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...

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