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Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine

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#73883

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 5 May, 2015

Hi! I am Alexandru and I am a maker. Right now I am trying to build VisionBot which is a Surface Mount Technology assembly shooter that can be used to place SMD chips onto Printed Circuit Boards for PCBA. Practically the Vision Bot machine will enable electrical engineers, hackers and makers just like me to manufacture electronic devices in their own garage. VisionBot is still in the beta testing and in a few months it will be available to the makers through a crowd-funding platform. Using advanced Computer Vision VisionBot is avoiding electronical waste and is professionally assembling Printed Circuit Boards. It is estimated that VisionBot will be able to assembly about 75,000 electronic boards per year.

VisionBot is also compatibile with standardized files like RS-274X Gerber files but works also with the classical CSV files. VisionBot will enable the dream of many makers who want to turn their homemade prototypes into industrial products. For more details access http://www.visionbot.net/

VisionBot Gerber Importer http://visionbot.net/images/public-images/Gerber-Editor.png

A picture of the VisionBot machine http://visionbot.net/images/public-images/VisionBot-Pick-and-Place-machine.jpg

http://visionbot.net/images/public-images/VisionBot-SMT-Placement-Equipment.jpg

I hope, you will not consider my message a spam. I just found that this is an amazing community who loves electronics just like me.

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#73982

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 27 May, 2015

Great job Alexandru!!!!

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#73988

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 28 May, 2015

Good luck Alexandru. I went through this years ago and it is a lot of fun. For the next 5-6 years you will learn a lot about P&P systems, as you will get your feedback from your customers(trust me it is going to be a lot and you will have to modify this model many times). I really enjoy to see people designing things like that. Wish you all best.

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#73989

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 28 May, 2015

Looks good. Have you done any work on feeding form part tubes? I have a back burner project trying to speed up the changover on our machine with the vibe feeders.

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#74007

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 31 May, 2015

> Looks good. Have you done any work on feeding > form part tubes? I have a back burner project > trying to speed up the changover on our machine > with the vibe feeders.

VisionBot works with cut tape SMT, is not necessary to have advanced mechanical cut tape feeders. VisionBot align it self automatically for the feeders. It is really easy to user the machine thanks to the advanced Computer Vision Software. We updated our website.

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#74008

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 31 May, 2015

> Great job Alexandru!!!!

Thank you very much for your support. We really appreciate it! Sorry for the delay.

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#74009

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 31 May, 2015

> Good luck Alexandru. I went through this years > ago and it is a lot of fun. For the next 5-6 > years you will learn a lot about P&P systems, as > you will get your feedback from your > customers(trust me it is going to be a lot and > you will have to modify this model many times). I > really enjoy to see people designing things like > that. Wish you all best.

Thank you very much for your wish! It is a really interesting project for me, especially because I am a software developer. We designed a really smart software with Computer Vision that the machine calibrates automatically in order to find the feeders holes, dimensions and for the initialization.

We updated the website http://visionbot.net/ but we will update with more details about the new changes did on the mechanical parts in the next weeks.

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#74026

Affordable VisionBot Pick and Place Machine | 3 June, 2015

Nice effort but I think you will have serious competition from the Chinese machines with vision that are coming soon.

And what's the "2 year license" nonsense? Your target market won't stand for that.

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