Build instructions, parts list and software not yet available -- goal is to complete by mid-June, 2015.
The COTSPnP pick-and-place machine (PnP) is used to place surface-mount devices (SMDs) onto a printed circuit board and was designed and built exclusively from off-the-shelf (COTS) components, predominantly sourced from OpenBuilds and Actobotics. Its intended use is prototyping and not high rate, high volume production and is capable of precisely placing parts as small as 0402 capacitors and resistors but more importantly, can precisely place components with lead spacing as small a 0.4mm.
- Build License:
- CC - Attribution - CC BY
Reason for this BuildThis was built to solve the desire to be able build prototype circuit cards using the very newest, smallest SMT parts without having to a) place parts by hand or b) pay large prototyping fees.