June 2014

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:

Juha KuusamaJuha Kuusama 07/04/2014 at 08:200 Comments

Status right now

I need to get the official entry for the Hackaday competition filed before the August deadline, so that is what I'm doing. The third prototype looks good (a photo is provided), but does not have wiring or the electronics components installed. The software is unchanged from the previous log entry - as said, finishing it needs the third prototype to be up. 

Next weeks

Next few weeks will not see any progress, it is our summer vacation with my lovely wife. If I'm very lucky, I can show the machine picking and placing some components at the August video, but I'm not holding my breath for that. :(

Next months

I haven't signed up any projects at my main job for the rest of the year. I'm getting this project finished and the web shop for the kit opened. All looks good, there is not that much remaining.