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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....

14 APRIL 2013

Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

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...

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Vacuum Pickup upgrade

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...

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 2

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...

01 DECEMBER 2012

Automatic component feeders DIY pick and place Part 1

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...

13 NOVEMBER 2012

Panasonic Pick and Place Feeder Hack

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...

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