Using PCBs as Mechanical Parts

2020/5/4 7:19:14

Hey all!

Got some awesome boards that I'm using for a bit of an unusual purpose.

One of these boards acts as the structural frame of my pick and place feeder, along with handling all the motor control and logic. The other is actually doubling as an encoder wheel and drive wheel that moves component tape through the feeder.

These boards came out spectacularly, and the reflective gold plating on the encoder wheel gives a very clean signal from the optical sensor I'm using. Thought some of y'all might like to see!


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