[hackerspaces] pick and place..?

Arclight arclight at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 20:12:17 CEST 2013

I lost interest in owning a pick-and-place after I found out that I could
get my 120x200mm board, with about 150 PTH and SMT parts completely
assembled for about US$15/each, at a local shop.

The PnP isn't going to be like a laser cutter, where anyone that takes a
1-hour class will be able to set it up quickly and have good results. It
requires a good amount of fiddling, and it's probably not worth it for very
small runs of stuff.

That being said, if you have a couple of "champions" who want to make lots
and lots of stuff and are willing to "take ownership" of the machine and
it's reels, magazines, etc then it might be a good deal for you.


On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Kan . <kan at uddf.net> wrote:

> echoing this to here for some opinions..
> Hello All,
> Was wondering if you could help me out?
> 1. Does anyone else in Canada <or not canada> have a Pick n' Place at
> their space?
> 2. Is a Pick n' Place on the wish list of your Hacker/Makerspace?
> We're looking at making some decisions about the Pick n' Place machine at
> Protospace, I would like our decision to be an informed one.
> 3. any other comments on pick and place machines in spaces like usage vs
> floor space/etc?
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