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Update: Open source pick-and-place

[Tim's] been busy moving his pick-and-place build toward completion. We looked in on the first version of the vacuum head back in October. Since then he’s ditched the camera enclosure which allows for more light and better mounting. The tip has been replaced by one from a pair of vacuum tweezers, and the whole thing is now mounted on a diy CNC machine. The video after the break shows it picking up that IC and moving it around the table. Looks like the part rotation feature is very accurate.

He mentions that the CNC he’s using is quite slow. We hope he checks out this printable Delta robot; hardware that is often used with pick and place machines.

[Delta robot via Make]

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Comments

  1. MrBishop says:

    Nice build, Thank you for making it Open Source, I just realized we as a race don’t thank developers enough. I bet this guy would have no problem building a CNC.

  2. yetihehe says:

    Most DIY delta robots are not accurate enough to do IC pick and place.

  3. tehgringe says:

    @MrBishop – “the whole thing is now mounted on a diy CNC machine”

  4. Gav says:

    Awesome stuff! By a rather freaky coincidence I was just looking at getting my CNC running with EMC, and Tim’s page had the precise answer i needed, with some well commented python code to do what I want.

    Congrats, synchronicity goblins

  5. Cricri says:

    Not for me (too complex and no use for it), but neat open source project.

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