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PCB Fabrication

EVEZOR ROBOTIC ARM PLACING SMD COMPONENTS ON A CIRCUIT BOARD

Evezor Will Mill PCBs and Place the Components

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Glass Etching

Today we etched the letter U into glass

 

Our tool post, once again, was just a hunk of 2X4.  Then we used a hose clamp to secure the rotary tool to the tool post.

We used a diamond bit to do the glass etching and some lightly soapy water as coolant.

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