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Wooden part feeders

A project log for Details of pick and place machine build.

Just want to share the experience of building pick and place machine.

TeemoTeemo 05/06/2019 at 19:401 Comment

I have been making some experimentations with different feeder design ideas.

"Clothes pegs feeders" for example. The aluminium box is nice and the spring for holding the tape flush to the upper surface.

Wooden gang drag feeder:

Tape peeling roller is yet to come.

Also been thinking about modular 3D printable solution. Even made the following design: https://a360.co/2IXTOri

Sadly do not have acess to 3D printing at the moment so been unable to test it out in practice. It is currently meant to be used with the same metal springs but maybe possible to make the flexible 3D printed leaf spring with usual ball pen spring as extra support under it. The metal springs used are cut from metal cable tie that I found to be suitable stiffness and width.

Teemo

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Daren Schwenke wrote 05/06/2019 at 20:04 point

If the 3D printer thing ever happens for you, I did a drag feeder that you built to suit for any component width, on a Lego sheet: #P1 - Lego compatible drag feeder 

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