Subject: Re: Is a PCB auto-hole-drilling machine available for under $1000?
Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 09:22:45 -0800
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Great idea. I'd like to try that.
Can you be a little more descriptive about what it
means to focus "from the side"?
How did you solve the parallax problem.
If I could solve that, I'd just project cross-hairs on the
board at the "point of impact".
> Dave Bovee wrote:
> > The big drag in designing and building electronic circuits is drilling all the
> > stupid holes in the board after it's etched. Is there a fairly inexpensive
> > ($500-$1000) x/y programmable machine available to drill small boards ? say,
> > 6" x 6" max? Or are there plans available to build such a device? I'm a klutz
> > with mechanical devices, but I'd try to build one.
> > Or, failing that, how do the rest of you people do it? I've got a Dremmel
> > drill press, and I can't drill twenty 0.1 centered holes in a row. I can
> Buy a $x webcam, gut it like a fish, attatch to drill-press, so that it
> focusses on the PCB, from the side, giving a highly magnified image.
> In combination with a mark (mouse pointer?) where the drill would actually
> hit the PCB, it may make things lots easier.
> http://inquisitor.i.am/ | mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org | Ian Stirling.
> He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers,
> which were to be put in vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air
> in raw inclement summers. -- Jonathan Swift, "Gulliver's Travels" (1726)
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