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Patrick Hood-Daniel was designing and hand assembling surface mounted circuit boards for his CNC machines at Working with those little tweezers gets old pretty quick; it seems only natural that he would design a pick and place machine to replace him and supplement his line of DIY machines.

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Custom software derives the tool path based on the Eagle files for the PCB

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Weights pull the plastic covering from the components as the spool rotates.

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