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A project log for LitePlacer - a low cost Pick and Place machine

LitePlacer is a Pick and Place machine optimized for prototype assembly. It has optical calibration with two cameras: www.liteplacer.com

Juha KuusamaJuha Kuusama 12/31/2014 at 14:171 Comment

Yay! As far as I know(*), I got the technical part of the project done by the end of the year. In other words, the loose parts placement works as well:

These were loose parts from a box. I placed these at a spot where the machine can see them, roughly (+-45deg.) in 0 orientation. The machine looked at them, figured out where exactly they were and how much rotated and placed them. As far as I know, no other pick and place machine does this. (I wouldn't be too surprised to find out of one, though.)

*: No doubt I'll find something to improve and correct when I test the system some more before releasing it. But for now, I'm not aware of any issues and the software is feature complete for version 1.0.

Early next year I'll finish the documentation and open a web site for the project. You can build your own, and there will be kits.

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Juha Kuusama wrote 01/26/2015 at 11:43 point

Hey, first comment from anybody! Thank you for that. :-) And yes, there will be a kit.

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