Manual Pick and Place Machine

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Manual Pick and Place Machine by JohnSL Jul 5, 2014
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Used to place very tiny components onto circuit boards. I needed to do a small production run of some circuit boards that used SMD components. These are really small, so using tweezers to place them became somewhat tedious.
After doing some research, I learned about manual pick and place machines, and decided to build one. You can find more information here: http://trains.socha.com/2014/07/building-fsr-circuit-boards.html


You'll find a complete parts list, and instructions, on my blog:


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So very cool!!!

Here is a video on a manual pick and place built with wood similar to your design


Great machine went right together. I built in 1 morning, and already assembled 2 boards with it.

Any chance of a metric version of the posts ? I can only source 20mm x 20mm tubes (0.75" = 19mm). If your originals are openScad files I can modify them myself.

impressive! I hope I was able to build one like that!

Awesome! Really nice machine!

I built a manual pick and place very similar to this a while back. I have been wanting to go through and redesign it like this! Thanks for posting! Saves me a lot of time.