The equipment used for assembling the first boards was as basic as it comes but I learned a lot. My intention in this project is to look at each of the tools I use to assemble PCBs and show how it's changed as I have gone from essentially a one-off batch of 12 to series production. We will be looking at, in no particular order;
Component tape holding
Along the way I'll try to touch on the lessons I've learned regarding PCB layout for easy hand assembly.