I know that there are many people out there who would like to experiment with automatic pick and placing.
Photo is from very early openpnp tests. Elektor readers recognize the machine from more than decade ago.
I posted this to show that making working pick and placing machine does not have to be complicated. Only two quickly printed custom parts, if you have some frame like this available.
When you get your feet wet, you start to realize where you want to swim.