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Art of the Build

May 26, 2020

Ever wonder how those super tiny electronic components on circuit boards are placed so accurately? With machines of course.

Industrial pick and place machines can cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stephen Hawes is helping to make this technology more accessible by developing a much cheaper and open source pick and place called The Index.

We discuss some of the multitude of fascinating challenges with building this type of reliable machine, at a hobbyist budget.

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