DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool

An easy to assemble vacuum pickup tool for doing SMD placement

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An easy to assemble professional quality vacuum pickup tool for less than $200

DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool - Sheet1.pdf

Bill Of Materials with accessories

Adobe Portable Document Format - 64.13 kB - 12/31/2016 at 06:47


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  • 1
    DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool Part1 - Introduction

  • 2
    DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool Part2 - Application Pen

  • 3
    DIY Vacuum Pickup Tool Part3 - Solenoid Assembly

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7H3LaughingMan wrote 04/28/2017 at 07:29 point

Hey, I was looking at building this for myself and found a way that might make this build even cheaper. You could use the following which is a 1/8" barb to a male luer lock. You could than 3d print a pen w/ a hollow center to run the tube through and would cover the barb up so that it just exposes the luer lock and provides a customized grip.

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Involute wrote 01/14/2017 at 17:27 point

Hi, Dave.  Great tool, tutorial, and resource!  I'm in the midst of upgrading my tool chain from hand soldering to reflow, and I'm just about to start work modding a toaster oven for a ControLeo2.  A vacuum pick was next on the list, so I just ordered everything on your BOM and will put the boxes in the closet until I'm ready for them.  It's a shame that most of the cool Luer lock tips aren't available individually (I'm only seeing 25 packs and such).  If you have some extras you want to unload some, let me know.

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Dave's Dev Lab wrote 01/15/2017 at 06:38 point

hey! thanks for the feedback! i'll be doing some videos on solder paste dispenser and solder paste stencils soon! i use the luer lock tips with the solder paste dispenser and flux tubes as well, so i use them up pretty quickly. be sure to post a picture of your build and make sure you subscribe to the Dave's Dev Lab youtube channel!

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