This is our first paid gig with Evezor robotic arm and brought in enough to pay for over half an arm.
This job took a few days to put together and program 3 days to run and 300 total tubes drilled in the end.
Let’s start by seeing the production run
This project was the reason I started designing evezor in the first place
After creating the the original hole driller I found myself very disappointed with the machine, not that it didn’t do a good job, but that it would only ever do one job. It could only ever drill holes in these tubes.
TSP – or the Traveling Salesman Problem asks the following question: “Given a list of cities and the distances between each pair of cities, what is the shortest possible route that visits each city exactly once and returns to the origin city?” Wikipedia
This artwork is created by turning an image into a dot pattern. Then using a Traveling Salesman algorithm to connect the dots, then have a pen follow that path. Lighter and darker regions are created by differing point densities.
We will have some tutorials about how to make these soon!
The traces were milled out with a 1mm endmill in a standard rotary tool. The toolpaths for the traces were designed in Inkscape.
The smd components were 0603in size, picked with a vacuum gripper, then placed in the desired locations.
The solder paste was done by hand, but could have just as easily been done with evezor. We have designs for a solder paste extruder but will be waiting until we come back to this project again in the future.