Monthly Archives: May 2016

Paste jetter – inkjet lessons

I ordered my Piezo actuator today. My Piezo actuators came from  http://www.piezodrive.com/    I got a -30>>150V actuator type SA050520.  Have been learning about making small features, including  EDM The block that houses the delivery chamber will be temperature controlled I’ve done alot of … Continue reading

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random thoughts toward a successful paste dispenser.

These are RANDOM thoughts out loud, right now….there are a few things that need to be done to make the paste dispenser work, I have studied the various syringe/ auger constructions, their claims over others etc etc extensively. rough drawing…… … Continue reading

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Guides arrived…

From “Jiean Robot” in Zhejiang, China. “Zhejiang Sikete Technology co ltd” Very easy to deal with Chinese company, good customer service, understood my needs, able to customize, and 7 day delivery once TT received. Well priced also, about USD400 each … Continue reading

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PnP : On stereo imaging and more focus

I had in my plans for two cameras in a stereo scopic setup for down vision so I could figure out depth and distance to things on the table . However. doh! , I was playing with my fancy PointGrey … Continue reading

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OpenPNp multithreaded directions..

added here  from my post in the forum.. I had a chat to Jason about this a week ago.. essentially… after component pickup, Open PNP motion thread tells motion-controller (external)  to go to the target location (PCB place) motion thread … Continue reading

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L6470 ST stepper driver

Wow, this baby is complex. Read this first…L6470 presentation I bought two eval kits from digikey/mouser $25 each. (mouser: 511-EVAL6470H-DISC ) It  has a USB interface, JTAG interface and some buttons. The eval software for the board is  comprehensive. There is alot … Continue reading

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Nozzle pitch

The main reason I went to NEMA14 for the  Z axis was the need to pack the nozzles in tighter. NEMA14 body is 35mm versus ’17 which is ~43. Ideally my nozzles will be the same pitch as the tape … Continue reading

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