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Electronics prototiping idea for a TOM Makerbot and maby other bots.

Posted by josheeg 
Electronics prototiping idea for a TOM Makerbot and maby other bots.
January 18, 2013 06:35AM
Electronics prototiping idea for a TOM Makerbot and maby other bots.

I created some circuit boards using OSH Pool they made the board I made the files in KiCAD.
Some of the gerber layers that can be exported to different formats are the solder paste layer.
so if the smallest cap or resistor is a 805 or 1210 SMT.
Could a solder paste plunger holder and insert to leave the 3mm or 1,7- 1.8 mm hole in a printed plunger the mk6 or mk7 with the nozel unscrewed so the plastic fed out pushed the plunger and made the bot extrude solder paste based on a stl file of the image or 2d extruded to 3d paste pads.
The corner of the board would proably need a jig for the calibration of the TOM to see the board corner as zero.

How hot could the heated bed platform get and could it be used for reflow if the TOM's box was surownded by a pink foam insulation box?

Now here is the last and more difficult trick .... a suction tiny pipe that would pick up the components in long trays and servo or stepper to rotate them and a web cam or something looking down to view the board.

Then after I press the buttons on the control panel to assemble one board put the components down or pick n place could it redo that with a mouse macro like a recording.

If all 3 steps could be done solder paste printed then parts pick n placed then reflow that would be awsome.


Tell me what you think.
VDX
Re: Electronics prototiping idea for a TOM Makerbot and maby other bots.
January 18, 2013 07:51AM
... look out for manual and automatized SMD pick'n'place tools and their optionally available improvements - could give you some good ideas winking smiley

I've modified a manual type with a XYZ-micro-stage and two cams, and this type can be enhanced to semi-automatic:




... and read through the neighbour-thread: [dev.forums.reprap.org]

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2013 07:53AM by VDX.

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