I work for a very small group called ProtoVoltaics. We make electronics and do custom projects for people including prototyping.
has been keeping us busy, and placing a bunch of boards by hand is time
consuming. We looked online for pick and place machines, but what we
found were machines that: needed the user to check, and correct
misplaced placed parts, could place small parts but not IC's, and were
either too slow or too expensive.
It didn't take us too long to
decide we would make this our next in-house project. We have been
working on our machine for a few months now, and we are ready to grow
awareness of our project. As of now we have only been using Hackaday.io,
and our blog to show our project updates. However, there are many other great
places to talk about projects like this such as here on Evil Mad Scientist.
looking to start a discussion about our PnP machine to find out what
people would like in a PnP machine. Maybe you have a PnP already, but
the CV isn't robust enough, or it can only place a few hundred
components per hour. Maybe you have never seen a PnP machine before, and
just want to know how one works.
We look forward to seeing what
people have to say. We invite you to check out the project details on
our hackaday.io/protovoltaics page, and to view videos of our
projects/progress on our YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqKBaRZHeLOnbVsihLs8_A/videos
We have signed up to attend the National Maker Faire in Washington DC and hope to get an invite! If we do we hope to see you all there!