November 29, 2009 12:30AM
Registered: 11 years ago
... Some of the prototypes are available - if you need something special, i can reactivate or rebuild most of them ...
... Can pack then my car with some of the tools and equipment for p&p and microassembly/microinspection from my basement ...
Might there be an easier way to add components (e.g. computer chips) to a circuit board? Dispense the computer chip on the circuit board. Also dispense a small magnet on the circuit board. The small magnet can be moved around by moving another magnet underneath the circuit board.
Using a video camera, an artificial-intelligence may locate the chip, and push the chip to it's correct location with the small magnet.
Once everything is in place, we can keep spraying the circuit board with glue until everything sinks in.
Maybe the small magnet should have low friction, because it presses against the circuit board and you don't want it to scratch the circuit board too much.
The dispensing mechanism does not need to be perfect... If we dispense too many unneeded components, we can move them out of the way. But what if a component becomes upside-down? The small magnet can have wedge or something to flip components. Or it can push the upside-down component out of the way and use a component that is not upside-down.
Will it work?
Chips are not magnetic. Anyway, the way they do it now is fairly easy to do and all figured out.